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Population and Society

Population and Society

March 2013 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Population and Society is an undergraduate introduction to population that explains the latest shifts in population studies. The text provides a detailed and completely accessible overview that:

- situates demographic aspects of population - births, deaths, migration, disease - within the context of broader social impacts, like work, health and wealth inequalities;

- uses illustrative examples from the developed and developing world, avoiding a distinct UK, European or "Western" bias;

- is illustrated throughout with pedagogic features, like chapter opening summaries, concluding list of key terms, suggestions for further readings, case study examples ("boxes"), and a glossary and full index.

This text will be widely used as the standard and most up-to-date text on population and society for courses in the social sciences.

Transitions: Thinking about Population over Time
Population Projections and Data
Population Structures
Analyzing Fertility and Mortality
Living Arrangements
Family Formation
Health Inequalities
Population Futures


a very well designed textbook that istys well with other texts on demography, but with a more social science bend to it

Mr Richard Kotter
Dept of Geography, Northumbria University
October 18, 2013

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