Canadas Population in a Global Context: An Introduction to Social Demography

Paperback | January 21, 2015

byFrank Trovato

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Now in its second edition, Canada's Population in a Global Context continues to provide Canadian students with an unparalleled introduction to the fundamental concepts, theories, and perspectives of demography and population studies. Written for Canadian students, this eye-opening introductionexamines Canada's demography within a broader global context to reveal how Canadian population trends vary from or conform to patterns elsewhere in the world.

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Now in its second edition, Canada's Population in a Global Context continues to provide Canadian students with an unparalleled introduction to the fundamental concepts, theories, and perspectives of demography and population studies. Written for Canadian students, this eye-opening introductionexamines Canada's demography within a broad...

Frank Trovato is professor of sociology at the University of Alberta, where he teaches courses in demography and population studies. He is a past president of the Canadian Population Society and is the editor of Canadian Studies in Population, the official journal of the Canadian Population Society. He has written two titles for OUP ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:664 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.93 inPublished:January 21, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Population as a Scientific Discipline1. The Study of PopulationPopulation DefinedFormal Demography and Population StudiesThe Nature of Demographic ChangeIndividual Behaviour and Demographic ProcessesDemographic Change and Social ChangeHow Do We Know the Facts of Demography?2. Population Data: Their Sources and NatureThe Population CensusVital Statistics3. Population: Past, Present, and FuturesPopulation HistoryFrom Gradual to Explosive GrowthThe Demographic TransitionWorld Population FuturesCanadian Population History: An OverviewNotes for Further StudyPart Two: Demographic Composition4. Age and Sex StructurePrinciples of Age and Sex CompositionDeterminants of Age CompositionSex RatiosSocietal Ramifications of Change in Age-Sex CompositionCanada's Age-Sex Composition: Change and ChallengesNotes for Further Study5. NuptialityNuptiality in Social Demographic AnalysisMeasures of NuptialityNuptiality Trends: Cross-national OverviewExplanations of Nuptiality Change: Industrialized CountriesExplanations of Nuptiality Change: Developing CountriesCanadian Nuptiality Trends and PatternsNotes for Further StudyPart Three: Demographic Processes I: Fertility and Mortality6. FertilityBasic Concepts and MeasuresSociety and Fertility: Social-Biological InteractionsProximate Determinants of FertilityFertility TransitionTheories of Fertility ChangeSearch for Underlying UniformitiesCanadian Fertility Trends and Patterns7. Mortality and Population HealthDeterminants of Population HealthBasic Measures of MortalityThe Life TableMortality Change through HistoryAging and Health Dynamics in Advanced SocietiesHealth Patterns in Low- and Middle-Income CountriesCanadian Mortality: Trends, Patterns, and DifferentialsInequalities in Health and MortalityCanadian Mortality in Comparative PerspectiveNotes for Further StudyPart Four: Demographic Processes II: Internal and International Migration8. Internal MigrationBasic ConceptsBasic Measures of MigrationExplanations of MigrationTypological Models of MigrationSpatial Models of MigrationSocial Demographic Aspects of MigrationMigration and "Social Disorganization"Internal Migration Patterns and Differentials in CanadaNotes for Further Study9. International MigrationThe Complex Nature of International MigrationBasic ConceptsData Sources and Basic MeasuresEstimating International MigrationMigration in History: An OverviewTheories of International MigrationCanadian Immigration HistoryInternational Migration: The FutureNotes for Further StudyPart Five: Population Change and Societal Interrelationships10. UrbanizationBasic Concepts and MeasuresUrbanization HistoryUrban SystemsCanadian UrbanizationUrban Change in the FutureNotes for Further Study11. Population and ResourcesPopulation Thought Through HistoryThomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834)Karl Marx (1818-83)Malthus and Marx ContrastedContemporary Perspectives on PopulationPopulation, Environment, Resources: Complex Interrelationships and ChallengesNotes for Further Study12. Demographic Change and Policy ConcernsPopulation PolicyPopulation Policy - Societal InterrelationshipsSocial Policy and Its Connection to Population PolicyDemographic Concerns: A Global PerspectiveCanadian Population Policy Concerns