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Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research

Handbook of Population

Editors: Poston, Jr., Dudley L., Micklin, Michael (Eds.)

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About this Textbook

The Handbook of Population is organized for classroom as well as reference use. It is divided into four sections – Population Structure, Population Processes, Population and the Social Sciences, and Applied Demography – and includes both an Introduction and an Epilogue by the editors. Part I, Population Structure, contains chapters on population size and growth, age and sex composition, marriage and family structure, and demographic analyses of gender, aging, race and ethnicity, and the labor force. Part II is focused on population processes, and includes chapters on fertility, infant and adult mortality, internal and international migration, and the demography of social stratification. Part III reflects the growing multidisciplinary nature of demography. Finally, Part IV recognizes the varied practical applications of demographic perspectives and data to national and global issues and problems.

The chapter authors in this volume are among the leading contributors to demographic scholarship over the past four decades, representing a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives, as well as interests in both basic and applied research.

From the reviews:

"A systematic appraisal of the field of demography is long overdue. It has been almost five decades since Philip Hauser and Otis Dudley Duncan published their classic The Study of Population. The volume naturally covers the latest developments in time-honored  fields such as age and sex, marriage and family, mortality, fertility, and both internal and international migration. It also inlcudes new material on subjects that did not even exist at the time of the last survey, including biodemography, anthropological demography, and political demography.  This comprehensive review of 50 years of progress in theoretical and empirical knowledge confirms that demography is indeed a cumulative science." (Douglas S. Massey, Princeton)

"The Handbook of Population is a worthy successor to the 1959 publication of The Study of Population edited by Hauser and Duncan. The editors did a remarkable job of putting together an excellent outline that covers every topic within Demography. The editors did an even more remarkable job in gathering such talented scholars to write each chapter. Together they mesh into what will soon become ou 'bible.' It should be in every college library and should be on every demographer's desk." (Leon Bouvier, Old Dominion University)

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From the reviews:

"A systematic appraisal of the field of demography is long overdue.  It has been almost five decades since Philip Hauser and Otis Dudley Duncan published their classic The Study of Populaiton.  The volume naturally covers the latest developments in time-honored  fields such as age and sex, marriage and family, mortality, fertility, and both internal and international migration. It also inlcudes new material on subjects that did not even exist at the time of the last survey, including biodemography, anthropological demography, and political demography.  This comprehensive review of 50 years of progress in theoretical and empirical knowledge confirms that demography is indeed a cumulative science." (Douglas S. Massey, Princeton)

"The Handbook of Population is a worthy successor to the 1959 publication of The Study of Population edited by Hauser and Duncan.  The editors did a remarkable job of putting together an excellent outline that covers every topic within Demography.  The editors did an even more remarkable job in gathering such talented scholars to write each chapter.  Together they mesh into what will soon become our 'bible.' It should be in every college library and should be on every demographer's desk." (Leon Bouvier, Old Dominion University) 


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Prologue: The Demographer’s Ken: 50 Years of Growth and Change

    Michael Micklin, Dudley L. Poston Jr.

    Pages 1-15

  • Age and Sex

    Dudley L. Poston Jr.

    Pages 19-58

  • Population Distribution and Suburbanization

    Avery M. Guest, Susan K. Brown

    Pages 59-86

  • Marriage and Family

    Linda J. Waite

    Pages 87-108

  • Demography of Gender

    Nancy E. Riley

    Pages 109-141

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $295.00
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Softcover $102.62
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-25702-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Population
Editors
  • Dudley L. Poston, Jr.
  • Michael Micklin
Series Title
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Aditya Books (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-23106-8
DOI
10.1007/b100598
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47768-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-25702-0
Series ISSN
1389-6903
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 918
Topics