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Population and Society

1st Edition

Clare Holdsworth; Nissa Finney; Alan Marshall; Paul Norman
eISBN-13: 9781446291030

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"An excellent introduction to the study of population and its significance for many of the key social, political, cultural and environmental issues facing the world today. It covers population growth, ageing, migration and mobility, parenting, health inequalities, and much more... The authors do not shy away from areas of continuing debate, providing both sides of an argument and encouraging readers to follow up the original sources"

- Tony Champion, Emeritus Professor of Population Geography, Centre for Urban, Regional & Development Studies, Newcastle University and Vice President, British Society for Population Studies, 2011-2013



Population and Society is an undergraduate introduction to population that explains the latest trends in population studies. The text provides a detailed and completely accessible overview that:

situates demographic events - fertility, mortality and migration - within the context of broader social impacts and theorisations like social inequalities, individualisation and life course analysis
uses global illustrative examples to demonstrate the importance of data and data interpretation in population studies
is illustrated throughout with pedagogic features, like chapter opening summaries, suggestions for further readings and case study examples.

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

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ISBNs 9781412900652, 9781412900652, 9781412900652, 9781412900645, 9781412900645, 9781446291030, 9781446275542, 1446291030
Language English
Number of Pages 240
Edition 1st