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Demographic Transformation and Socio-Economic Development

Population Studies and Development from Theory to Fieldwork

Editors: Petit, Véronique (Ed.)

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  • Brings methodological and conceptual innovations to the analysis of population and development
  • Provides a theoretical, conceptual and methodological framework
  • Provides an unique interdisciplinary approach
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This book addresses major population and development issues: fertility and reproductive health, migrations, gender, education, poverty and inequalities. To that aim it revisits and considerably enlarges Kingsley Davis’ 1963 theory of change and response, using interdisciplinary methodologies. On the basis of four decades of field research (1985-2015), it questions the rationality of the actors, how culture shapes socio-demographic behaviours, in a context of modernity and globalisation. More specifically, it casts new light on the interactions of individuals, families, networks and local communities with the State and its population policy.

About the authors

After graduating in social anthropology and demography, Véronique Petit became a Professor of demography at the University Paris Descartes. She belongs to the Centre Population and Development. Specialized in demography of developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research works concerned mainly two fields research: reproductive health (contraception, female genital mutilations, population policies) and international migrations (remittances, return migrations, mental health of migrants). She is the chief editor of the major francophone revue on international migrations, the Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales. She also contributes to promote the new field of anthropological demography. She had already published with Springer a book about the stake of interdisciplinarity in social sciences: Counting Population. Understanding societies (2013).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • A Theory and Its Application

    Pages 1-6

    Petit, Véronique

  • A Theory for Developing Countries

    Pages 7-39

    Charbit, Yves (et al.)

  • Responding to Poverty in Rural Guinea

    Pages 41-58

    Godard-Marceau, Aurélie (et al.)

  • Socioeconomic Strategies and Ethnic Dynamics in Maritime Guinea

    Pages 59-74

    Petit, Véronique (et al.)

  • Education Confronted by Rural Poverty

    Pages 75-87

    Balde, Alhassane

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eBook £71.50
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Hardcover £89.99
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Softcover £89.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Population Studies and Development from Theory to Fieldwork
Editors
  • Véronique Petit
Series Title
Demographic Transformation and Socio-Economic Development
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61774-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61774-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61773-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87159-2
Series ISSN
2543-0041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 236
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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