Canadian society is rapidly changing. This concise, up-to-date volume masterfully captures this change. Edited by two of Canada's leading demographers, Roderic Beaujot and Don Kerr, this book is an exciting entry in Canadian population studies, drawing from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, geography, economics, history, and epidemiology. The Changing Face of Canada is an essential text for demography courses across the country.
Each reading has been meticulously edited and concisely ordered into five essential sections:
- international migration, domestic migration and population distribution
- population aging
- population composition
Vital issues include: the role of immigration in Canada's future; the deteriorating economic welfare of immigrants; globalization, undocumented migration, and unwanted refugees; Aboriginal population change; implications of unprecedented low fertility; and the astonishing demographic transformation of Canadian cities.
This book is well organized and at exactly the right academic level for [undergraduate readers]. It provides a comprehensive look at Canadian demography and should fill a void in Canadian demography readings. The book is well balanced for demography courses in history, sociology, and geography." - David K. Foot, University of Toronto
Preface; Population Change into the 21st Century; Fertility Decline and Social Change: New Trends and Challenges; The Northern America Fertility Divide; Women, Priests and Physicians: Family Limitation in Quebec, 1940-1970; The Fertility Immigrant Women and their Canadian-Born Daughters; 100 Years of Health; Declining Mortality and Improved health Status in 20th-Century Quebec: The Benefits of Medicine and Socio-economic Development; A Comparison of U.S. and Canadian Mortality in 1998; Narrowing Sex Differential in Life Expectancy in Canada; 100 Years of Immigration in Canada; Globalisation, Undocumented Migration, and Unwanted Refugees: Trends, Explanations, and Solutions; What Is the Role of Immigration in Canada's Future?; The Deteriorating Economic Welfare of Immigrants and Possible Causes: Update 2005; Migration and the Demographic Transformation of Canadian Cities: The Social Geography of Canada's Major Metropolitan Centres in 2017; Ageing and Social Security Program Reforms: Canada in International Perspective; Geographic Dimensions of Ageing in Canada, 1991-2001; Misconceptions and Misapprehensions About Population Ageing; The Changing Face of Canada: The Uneven Geographies of Population and Social Change; Changes in Conjugal Life in Canada: Is Cohabitation Progressively Replacing Marriage?; Shifts in Ethnic Origins Among the Offspring of Immigrants: Is Ethnic Mobility a Measurable Phenomenon?; From Pre-contact to the Present: The Demography of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada; Spatial Residential Patterns of Selected Ethnic Groups: Significance and Policy Implications; Population Change and Policy Implications.