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Carter, Gregg Lee

Population and Society: An Introduction

Carter, Gregg Lee - Population and Society: An Introduction, ebook

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This exciting new book presents the field of social demography, animating the study of population with a vibrant sociological imagination. Gregg Lee Carter provides multiple demonstrations of how taking a demographic perspective can give us a better understanding of social phenomena once thought to be largely the products of culture, politics, or the economy.

Five key chapters concentrate on (1) the social and individual determinants of fertility, mortality, and migration; (2) the social and individual impacts of changing levels of fertility, mortality, and migration; and (3) the impacts of overpopulation on the environment, and how changes in the environment, in turn, impact the human condition, especially regarding migration. What gives these analyses coherence is how each emphasizes the ways in which demographic forces both reflect and limit individual choices.

Written in a straightforward and engaging style, and without getting bogged down in academic debates, this concise book is the ideal introduction and primer for courses in social demography and population and society.

Keywords: Aging, Births, Census, Deaths, Demographic Perspective, Demography, Emigration, Environment, Fertility, Health, Immigration, Infant Mortality Rate, Life Expectancy, Marriage, Migration, Mortality, Population Composition, Population Data, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Size, Social Demography, The Demographic Transition, demography, Aging, Births, Census, Deaths, Demographic Perspective, Demography, Emigration, Environment, Fertility, Health, Immigration, Infant Mortality Rate, Life Expectancy, Marriage, Migration, Mortality, Population Composition, Population Data, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Size, Social Demography, The Demographic Transition, demography, Population & Demography

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
256 pages
Category
Upbringing, Education
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509508266
Printed ISBN
9780745668383

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