Perspectives on Population

Perspectives on Population : Introduction to Concepts and Issues

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This comprehensive, multidisciplinary collection of readings is specifically designed as a sourcebook on population. It includes articles from all major theoretical perspectives and levels of aggregation from micro-decision making processes to macro-historical processes. Issues include: the economics of fertility, social causes of morality, illegal immigration and refugee migration, Third World urbanization, Malthusian, Marxian and demographic transition theory, the census undercount, and population policy in more and less developed countries and in socialist and capitalist countries. Important issues include: the extermination of native populations by colonial powers, husband-wife differences in determining family size and the recently reported increase in infant mortality in the Soviet Union. Readership: sociologists; demographers.show more

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  • Hardback | 506 pages
  • 171.45 x 242.82 x 28.7mm | 941g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures, tables
  • 0195040929
  • 9780195040920