Population and society : an introduction to demography / Dudley L. Poston, Jr. (Texas A&M University), Leon F. Bouvier (Old Dominion University).

Author
Poston, Dudley L., 1940- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Second Edition.
Published/​Created
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description
xiii, 519 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm

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Subject(s)
Population [Browse]
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Summary note
"This comprehensive yet accessible textbook is an ideal resource for undergraduate and graduate students taking their first course in demography. Clearly explaining technical demographic issues without using extensive mathematics, Population and Society is sociologically oriented, but incorporates a variety of social sciences in its approach, including economics, political science, geography, and history. It highlights the significant impact of decision-making at the individual level - especially regarding fertility, but also mortality and migration - on population change. The text engages students by providing numerous examples of demography's practical applications in their lives, and demonstrates the extent of its relevance by examining a wide selection of data from the United States, Africa, Asia, and Europe. This thoroughly revised edition includes four new chapters, covering topics such as race and sexuality, and encourages students to consider the broad implications of population growth and change for global challenges such as environmental degradation"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes
"Revised edition of the authors"--CIP, title page verso.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-499) and indexes.
ISBN
  • 9781107042674 ((hardback))
  • 1107042674 ((hardback))
  • 9781107645936 ((pbk.))
  • 110764593X ((pbk.))
LCCN
2016035986
OCLC
956263639
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