Why Demography Matters

Author: Danny Dorling
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745698441
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Demography is not destiny. As Giacomo Casanova explained over two centuries ago: 'There is no such thing as destiny. We ourselves shape our own lives.' Today we are shaping them and our societies more than ever before. Globally, we have never had fewer children per adult: our population is about to stabilize, though we do not know when or at what number, or what will happen after that. It will be the result of billions of very private decisions influenced in turn by multiple events and policies, some more unpredictable than others. More people are moving further around the world than ever before: we too often see that as frightening, rather than as indicating greater freedom. Similarly, we too often lament greater ageing, rather than recognizing it as a tremendous human achievement with numerous benefits to which we must adapt. Demography comes to the fore most positively when we see that we have choices, when we understand variation and when we are not deterministic in our prescriptions. The study of demography has for too long been dominated by pessimism and inhuman, simplistic accounting. As this fascinating and persuasive overview demonstrates, how we understand our demography needs to change again.

Development Beyond Economics

Author: Inter-American Development Bank
Editor: IDB
ISBN: 9781886938595
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Over 40 years, Latin America has made giant strides in some of these social and political areas, yet lags behind in others. Life expectancy has increased by 13 years, illiteracy and fertility have been halved and democracy has taken hold throughout the region. However, Latin America continues to be plagued by violence and remains the most unequal region in the world in terms of income distribution. Unprecedented migration to sprawling and often inhosptialble cities has exacerbated poverty for millions.

The New New Zealand

Author: Paul Spoonley
Editor: Massey University Press
ISBN: 0995137870
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In this timely book, New Zealand's best-known commentator on population trends, Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, shows how, as New Zealand moves into the 2020s, the demographic dividends of the last 70 years are turning into deficits. Our population patterns have been disrupted. More boomers, fewer children, an ever bigger Auckland and declining regions are the new normal. We will need new economic models, new ways of living. Spoonley says: &‘It is not a crisis (even if at times it feels like it), but rather something that needs to be understood and responded to. But I fear that policy-makers and politicians are not up to the challenge. That would be a crisis.'

Immigration In Europe

Author: David Turton
Editor: Universidad de Deusto
ISBN: 8498305128
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The dynamics of migration in Europe have changed dramatically over the last few decades. Some countries, such as Ireland, Italy and Spain, are newcomers to an increasingly diverse Europe, having moved from being sources of emigration to destinations for migrants. Others such as France, Germany and the UK have many more years of experience with immigrants. Some of the biggest challenges facing Europe in the context of migration relate to irregular migration and integration by immigrants and refugees. What are the immigration needs of the different European countries? What are their labour needs? Can Europe’s existing population satisfy those labour needs? How can European countries work together to protect and improve the current refugee and asylum system? In the light of these pressing issues, it is vital that academics and NGOs work together to promote debate, research and the publication of reliable information about migration and refugees. To this end, academics, policy-makers and representatives of NGOs met at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain (30 January-1 February 2003) to reflect on and debate the state of immigration in Europe. The results are published in this book.

Political Demography

Author: Jack A. Goldstone
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199945969
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The field of political demography - the politics of population change - is dramatically underrepresented in political science. At a time when demographic changes - aging in the rich world, youth bulges in the developing world, ethnic and religious shifts, migration, and urbanization - are waxing as never before, this neglect is especially glaring and starkly contrasts with the enormous interest coming from policymakers and the media. "Ten years ago, [demography] was hardly on the radar screen," remarks Richard Jackson and Neil Howe of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, two contributors to this volume. "Today," they continue, "it dominates almost any discussion of America's long-term fiscal, economic, or foreign-policy direction." Demography is the most predictable of the social sciences: children born in the last five years will be the new workers, voters, soldiers, and potential insurgents of 2025 and the political elites of the 2050s. Whether in the West or the developing world, political scientists urgently need to understand the tectonics of demography in order to grasp the full context of today's political developments. This book begins to fill the gap from a global and historical perspective and with the hope that scholars and policymakers will take its insights on board to develop enlightened policies for our collective future.

A Faith That Frees

Author: Malloy, Richard G
Editor: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608335607
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Transactions Of The Seventh International Congress Of Hygiene And Demography London August 10th 17th 1891

Author: Charles Edward Shelly
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Transactions Of The Seventh International Congress Of Hygiene And Demography

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Fragile Hierarchies

Author: Laurens Ernst Tacoma
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004148310
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This volume analyses the position of the urban elites of third century Roman Egypt and shows how steep social and economic hierarchy could exist side by side with a dynamic pattern of elite renewal.

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Handbook Of Public Health And Demography

Author: Edward Francis Willoughby
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Demography And Population Problems

Author: Rajendra K. Sharma
Editor: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788171566907
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This Book Covers Syllabi Of Various Universities In Sociology In The Papers Entitled : Demography; Social Demography; Population Studies; Population Problems; Vital Statistics In India Etc. Analytic Presentation Of Data Derived From Authentic Sources; Holistic Approach To Controversial Problems; Simple And Easy Narration With Examples From Indian Circumstances And Questions For Exercise At The End Of Each Chapter Make This Work An Ideal Textbook For Students And A Reference Work For The Teachers.Starting From Historical Review And Discussion Of The Concept, Scope And Importance Of Demography, The Book Includes Chapter On : Relationship With Other Studies; Theories Of Population; Methods And Sources Of Demographic Data; Growth And Trends Of World Population; Development Of Demography In India; Structure And Characteristics Of Indian Population; Population Dynamics : Mortality; Fertility : Nature, Measures And Trends; Fertility In India; Migration : Types, Measurement, Theories And Trends; Urbanisation; Labour Force; Unemployment In India; Population Problems; Family Planning And Family Welfare; And Population Policies.

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Economic And Social Progress In Latin America

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Before And Beyond Divergence

Author: Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674057910
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Why did sustained economic growth arise in Europe rather than in China? The authors combine economic theory and historical evidence to argue that political processes drove the economic divergence between the two world regions, with continued consequences today that become clear in this innovative account.

The Demography Of Corporations And Industries

Author: Glenn R. Carroll
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691120157
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This text presents the demographic approach to organized studies in its entirety. It examines the theory, method, models and data used in corporate demographic research and explores the processes by which corporate populations change over time, including organizational founding, growth and decline.

Household Demography And Household Modeling

Author: Evert van Imhoff
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475754248
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In 1992, a summer course 'Demographic Perspectives on Living Arrangements' as well as a one-day workshop 'Recent Issues in Household Modelling' were held in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. This volume is based on the lectures delivered during the summer course, as well as on the presentations made in the workshop. As such, the present volume combines the two elements of transfer of knowledge, on the one hand, and updating the state-of-the-art in the field of household demography, especially in household modelling, on the other hand. In organizing the contents and structure of this volume, we have aimed at creating a book that covers the field of household demography and household modelling in a certain logical and comprehensive way. The purpose of this book is to offer a comprehensive treatment of recent developments in various aspects of the growing field of household demography. Since these recent developments have particularly occurred in household analysis and modelling, these topics will receive special emphasis. The book was written for demographers, social scientists, and planners who are involved in the study and projection of popUlation in general, and of households in particular.

Institutional Economics And National Competitiveness

Author: Young Back Choi
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136648836
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This book offers a strong contribution to the growing field of institutional economics, going beyond the question of why institutions matter and examines the ways in which different types of institutions are conducive to the enhancement of competitiveness and economic development. Adopting a variety of approaches, ranging from New Institutional Economics, Public Choice, Constitutional Political Economy and Austrian Economics, to more traditional economic approaches, contributors examine the important issues of interest to development economics. This book asks whether democracy is a pre-condition for economic development, what the proper role of government is in the age of globalization and whether successful government led policies were the cause of South Korea’s economic development. As well as these key questions, the book covers the issues of whether the government should rely on the market process to encourage economic development or must they interfere, and by what criteria one can judge a proposal for policies for economic prosperity. The book tries to make a contribution by introducing a variety of perspective, some argue in favour of industrial policies while others argue for a lesser role for the government and a greater entrepreneurial freedom. Some question the wisdom of promoting democracy as a necessary condition for economic development while others argue that political liberalization is the basis of lasting competitive edge of an economy. The book should be of great interest to students and researchers in need of a multi-perspective collection covering several approaches to the issues of institutional economics and national competition.