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Navigating Time and Space in Population Studies

Gutmann, M.P., Deane, G.D., Merchant, E.R., Sylvester, K. (Eds.)

2011, XII, 245 p.

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  • Presents innovative methods to explicitly assess the spatial and temporal dimensions of population dynamics
  • Illustrates the use of analytical models to simultaneously account for spatial and temporal dependence
  • Uses novel approaches to evaluate and refine core demographic theories

This book presents innovative approaches to long-standing questions about the diffusion of population and demographic behavior across space and over time, adding a spatial dimension to temporal analysis and a temporal element to spatial analysis. The studies collected here utilize newly-available historical data along with spatially and temporally explicit analytical methods to assess and refine core demographic theories and to pose new questions about mortality and fertility transitions, migration, urbanization, and social inequality. Covering a broad range of geographical settings and spanning time periods from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, the book reveals the complexity of factors involved in population processes as they simultaneously spread across space and unfold over time. It also presents a rich set of tools with which to explore, analyze, and test the spatial and temporal dynamics of these phenomena.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Brazilian mortality transition - Civil war - Demographic behaviour - Fertility transition - Global - Great depression - History - Human Geography - Marriage market - Migration - Mortality - Muslim populations - Population - Spatial analysis - Spatial processes

Related subjects » Population Economics - Population Studies

Table of contents 

Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- Chapter 1: An Innovative Methodology for Space-Time Analysis with an Application to the 1960-2000 Brazilian Mortality Transition: Carl P. Schmertmann, Joseph E. Potter, and Renato M. Assunção.- Chapter 2: Spatial Aspects of the American Fertility Transition in the Nineteenth Century: Michael R. Haines and J. David Hacker.- Chapter 3: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Fertility Transition in Muslim Populations: Hani A. Guend.- Chapter 4: Spatial and Temporal Analyses of Surname Distributions to Estimate Mobility and Changes in Historical Demography: The Example of Savoy (France) from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century: Pierre Darlu, Guy Brunet, and Dominique Barbero.- Chapter 5: Widening Horizons? The Geography of the Marriage Market in Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth Century Netherlands: Peter Ekamper, Frans van Poppel, and Kees Mandemakers.- Chapter 6: Finding Frontiers in the U.S. Great Plains from the End of the Civil War to the Eve of the Great Depression: Myron P. Gutmann, Glenn D. Deane, and Kristine Witkowski.- Chapter 7: Commonalities and Contrasts in the Development of Major United States Urban Areas: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis from 1910 to 2000: Andrew A. Beveridge.- Chapter 8: Economic Transition and Social Inequality in Early Twentieth Century Puerto Rico: Katherine J. Curtis.- Index.

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