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This comprehensive handbook provides an overview and update of the issues, theories, processes, and applications of the social science of population studies. The volume's 30 chapters cover the full range of conceptual, empirical, disciplinary, and applied approaches to the study of demographic phenomena. This book is the first effort to assess the entire field since Hauser and Duncan's 1959 classic, The Study of Population. The chapter authors are among the leading contributors to demographic scholarship over the past four decades. They represent a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives as well as interests in both basic and applied research.
Table of Contents
Prologue: The Demographer’s Ken: 50 Years of Growth and Change.- Prologue: The Demographer’s Ken: 50 Years of Growth and Change.- Population Structure.- Age and Sex.- Population Distribution and Suburbanization.- Marriage and Family.- Demography of Gender.- Demography of Aging.- Demography of Race and Ethnicity.- Labor Force.- Population Processes.- Fertility.- Infant Mortality.- Adult Mortality.- Internal Migration.- International Migration.- Demography of Social Stratification.- Population and the Social Sciences.- Social Demography.- Organizational and Corporate Demography.- Urban and Spatial Demography.- Anthropological Demography.- Economic Demography.- Historical Demography.- Ecological Demography.- Biodemography.- Mathematical Demography.- Political Demography.- Applied Demography.- Fertility Planning.- Small-Area and Business Demography.- Health Demography.- The Demography of Population Health.- Population Policy.- Epilogue: Needed Research in Demography.