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Peter R. Cox
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 5, 3/9/2009
EAN 9780521290203, ISBN10: 0521290201

Paperback, 404 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm
Language: English

Demography is the study by statistical methods of human populants involving the measurement of their size, growth and diminution, the proportions living within some areas, being born, marrying, having children or dying and the related functions of fertility, nuptially and morality. This book begins by defining a number of concepts which are useful for demographic analysis, including the significant events in life and types of statistical data which are collected, published and used. It then describes the various kinds of change which can occur and the underlying causes - social, economic and political. The central section provides an account of the history of population growth and development, and of the situation on an international and national scale. Resources available for the support of mankind and their relationship with living standards are explored. The politics of population and the prospects for the future are also described.

List of illustrations
Part I. Fundamentals
1. Introduction
2. Demographic analysis
some basic concepts
3. The nature of demographic data
4. Demographic statistics in practice
Part II. Population movements
5. Marriage
6. The statistical study of fertility
7. Mortality characteristics
8. Migrations and other socio-economic data 9. Population projection
general considerations
Part III. General Influences on population
10. Population in history
11. Populations today
12. Resources and population
13. Population policies
14. General prospects for the future
Part IIII. 15. Life tables
16. Methods of summary and comparison
17. Techniques of population mathematics
18. Introduction to population mathematics
19. The handling of suspect or scanty data
Part V. Conclusion
20. History and prospects of demography
Index to tables