Population and Society: Essential Readings

Curatore: Frank Trovato
Anno: 2011
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 416 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 229 x 178 mm
Peso: 604 gr.
  • EAN: 9780195439786
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Population and Society brings together twenty-six classic and contemporary published works that are considered to be foundational reading for the study of human population and society. The book is divided into ten sections with concise introductory overviews by the editor, Frank Trovato. Section one examines the foundational principles of demography and its nature as a multidisciplinary field. Section two addresses the relationship between individual action and demographic phenomena. Sections three and four cover the history of the human population and principles of age composition. Section five focuses on nuptiality and family processes. Sections six, seven, and eight cover the three central variables of demography- fertility, mortality, and migration. Issues pertaining to population and its relationship to environment and resources are presented in Section nine, while the final section is devoted to population policy concerns. Offering an international perspective, this collection will be essential reading in a variety of related studies: socioeconomic development and change; methods and models; social structure and change; aging and gerontology; human diversity; globalization; regionalism; human ecology; and geography.