Contemporary Research in Population Geography

Contemporary Research in Population Geography : A Comparison of the United Kingdom and The Netherlands

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Significant changes have occured in the structural composition and geographical distribu- tion of the populations of North West European countries during the 1970's and 1980's. Whilst the subject matter of this volume reflects many of the important themes of research activity that have preoccupied British and Dutch spatial demographers and population geographers over the last decade, the structure of the book aims to facilitate comparison of those selected themes between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The book has gradually taken shape over the period of time since the conference in Oxford, in 1986, when the contents were first presented. We are very grateful for the assistance that we have received during the production process from Marjie Salisbury, Tim Hadwin and John Dixon at the School of Geography, University of Leeds; from Annemieke Perquin at the National Physical Planning Agency in The Hague; and from Evert Meijer, Elmy Heuvelmans and Berry van Houten at GEODAN in Amsterdam. We also wish to acknowledge the contributions to the field of population geography that have been made in recent years by John Coward, who died so tragically in the Ke gworth air disaster earlier this year.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 171.45 x 260.35 x 25.4mm | 605g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1989 ed.
  • 232 p.
  • 0792304314
  • 9780792304319

Table of contents

1 Comparative research, selected themes and data characteristics.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 Themes and content.- 1.3 Data sources and spatial systems.- 1.4 Conclusions.- I Components of Population Change.- 2 Population projection: Dutch and English multiregional methods.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Forecasting requirements.- 2.3 Multiregional population modelling: the bare necessities.- 2.4 Projection models.- 2.5 Conclusions.- 3 The components of natural change.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.I The United Kingdom.- 3.2 Spatial variability.- 3.3 Crude rates at county and district level.- 3.4 Spatial variations in standardized rates.- 3.5 Conclusion.- 3.II The Netherlands.- 3.6 Fertility at national level.- 3.7 Fertility rates at provincial and COROP-region level.- 3.8 National life expectancy and mortality.- 3.9 Mortality at provincial and COROP-region level.- 3.10 Conclusion.- 4 Internal migration.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.I The United Kingdom.- 4.2 Migration data: transitions and moves.- 4.3 The level of migration.- 4.4 Spatial characteristics of migration.- 4.5 Conclusion.- 4.II The Netherlands.- 4.6 Spatial interaction models.- 4.7 A descriptive model of internal migration.- 4.8 The components of migration.- 4.9 A view of the future.- II Specific Migration Streams.- 5 Labour migration.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.I Socio-economic selectivity in labour migration in Great Britain.- 5.2 Patterns of occupational migration.- 5.3 Explanations of socio-economic migration differentials.- 5.4 Vacancy filling and migration.- 5.5 Internal labour markets and occupational mobility: two case studies.- 5.6 Conclusion.- 5.II Selective migration in the Dutch labour force.- 5.7 Scale and distance in regional migration.- 5.8 Internal migration and the changing distribution of the population.- 5.9 Selective mobility based on socio-demographic and economic disaggregation.- 5.10 Conclusion.- 6 Racism and international migration.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6 2 Immigration to the Netherlands.- 6.3 Government response.- 6.4 Immigration to Britain.- 6.5 Immigration, government control and labour demand.- 6.6 The racialization of migrant labour and the politicization of race.- 6.7 Conclusion.- 7 Migration of the elderly.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.2 Migration rates by age.- 7.3 Levels and trends in later age migration.- 7.4 Marital status and migration rates.- 7.5 Net migration and settlement size and type.- 7.6 The geography of late age migration.- 7.7 Conclusion.- III Population, Households and Housing.- 8 Demographic change, household evolution and housing needs.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.I England and Wales.- 8.2 Life cycle stages in household formation and development.- 8.3 Secular changes in housing consumption.- 8.4 Household formation by the young.- 8.5 Demographic trends in housing demand.- 8.6 Conclusions.- 8.II The Netherlands.- 8.7 The data set.- 8.8 Household evolution and the housing market.- 8.9 Household changes during the life cycle.- 8.10 Household composition and housing needs.- 8.11 Conclusions.- 9 Residential mobility.- 9.1 Introduction.- 9.I Residential mobility and tenure in Scottish cities.- 9.2 The Scottish context.- 9.3 Characteristics of moves and migrants.- 9.4 Tenure and mobility.- 9.5 Conclusion.- 9.II Intra-urban migration in the Netherlands and processes of neighbourhood change.- 9.6 Intra-urban migration: the present situation and expected developments in the housing market and neighbourhood change.- 9.7 The influence of local government policy and the residential environment on residential mobility.- 9.8 Conclusion.- 10 The housing market as a source of urban demographic and social change: the impact of flat break-ups in London and condominium conversion in the Netherlands.- 10.1 Introduction.- 10.2 The geography of housing tenure change.- 10.3 Tenure change and social change in Inner London's purpose-built private flat sector.- 10.4 Tenure change and social change in the Dutch large cities.- 10.5 Conclusion.- 11 1983, 1986, .....- References.
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About Henk J. Scholten

John Stillwell is a professor of mathematics at the University of San Francisco. He is also an accomplished author, having published several books.
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