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Demography - Peter R. Cox

Paperback Published: 25th October 1976
ISBN: 9780521290203
Number Of Pages: 404

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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
Fundamentals
Introduction
Demographic analysis: some basic concepts
The nature of demographic data
Demographic statistics in practice
Population movements
Marriage
The statistical study of fertility
Mortality characteristics
Migrations and other socio-economic data
Population projection: general considerations
General Influences on population
Population in history
Populations today
Resources and population
Population policies
General prospects for the future
Life tables
Methods of summary and comparison
Techniques of population mathematics
Introduction to population mathematics
The handling of suspect or scanty data
Conclusion
History and prospects of demography
Index to tables
Index
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ISBN: 9780521290203
ISBN-10: 0521290201
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 25th October 1976
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised

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