Population and Society: Essential Readings by Frank TrovatoPopulation and Society: Essential Readings by Frank Trovato

Population and Society: Essential Readings

EditorFrank Trovato

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This second edition brings together a broad selection of classic and contemporary works in the study of human population and society. Integrating a unique global perspective throughout, the text examines the foundational principles and theories of demography before addressing such topics asthe relationship between individual action and demographic phenomena; principles of aging composition; nuptiality and family processes; fertility, mortality, and migration; environmental issues; and population policy concerns. Introductory overviews for each of the ten sections establish commonunderlying themes and give students a contextual framework for the readings that follow. With twenty-three new readings by Canadian and international scholars and a fully updated pedagogical program, this comprehensive collection is an essential resource for studying population and society.
Frank Trovato (Ph.D., 1983, University of Western Ontario) is professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in demography and population studies. He is a past president of the Canadian Population Society and is the Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Studies in Population. Professor Tr...
Title:Population and Society: Essential ReadingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.61 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface and AcknowledgementsSection I: The Study of Population (NEW!)1. Massimo Livi-Bacci: The Space and Strategy of Demographic Growth2. Nathan Keyfitz: How Do We Know the Facts of Demography?Section II: Demographic Processes and Individual Action (NEW!)3. Thomas K. Burch: The Structure of Demographic Action4. Lincoln Day: Illustrating Behavioural Principles with Examples from Demography: The Causal Analysis of Differences in FertilitySection III: World Population: Past, Present, Future5. Joel Biraben: The Rising Numbers of Humankind6. Ronald Lee: The Demographic Transition: Three Centuries of Fundamental ChangeSection IV: Age Composition7. Ansley J. Coale: How a Population Ages or Grows Younger *8. Wolfgang Lutz, Warren Sanderson, and Sergei Scherbov: The Coming Acceleration of Global Population AgingSection V: Nuptiality and Family Patterns (NEW!)9. Celine Le Bourdais and Evelyne Lapierre-Adamcyk: Changes in Conjugal Life in Canada: Is Cohabitation Progressively Replacing Marriage?10. Patrick Heuveline and Jeffrey M. Timberlake: The Role of Cohabitation in Family Formation: The United States in Comparative PerspectiveSection VI: Fertility11. John Bongaarts and Robert G. Potter: Fertility, Biology, and Behaviour: An Analysis of the Proximate Determinants *12. Kingsley Davis: Low Fertility in Evolutionary Perspective13. John C. Caldwell and Thomas Schindlmayr: Explanations of the Fertility Crisis in Modern Societies: A Search for Commonalities14. John Bongaarts: Fertility Transitions in Developing Countries: Progress or Stagnation?Section VII: Mortality and Health15. Samuel H. Preston: Human Mortality throughout History and Prehistory16. Kaare Christensen, Gabriele Doblhammer, Roland Rau, and James W. Vaupel: Aging Populations: The Challenges Ahead17. Michael Marmot: Social Determinants of Health Inequalities18. Frank Trovato and N.M. Lalu: Narrowing Sex Differentials in Life Expectancy in the Industrialized World: Early 1970s to Early 1990sSection VIII: Migration and Urbanization19. Wilbur Zelinsky: The Hypothesis of the Mobility Transition *20. Peter A. Rogerson and Daejong Kim: Population Distribution and Redistribution of the Baby-Boom Cohort in the United States: Recent Trends and Implications21. Stephen Castles and Mark A. Miller: The Age of MigrationSection IX: Population, Environment, and Resources22. David E. Bloom, David Canning, and Jaypee Sevilla: The Debate over the Effects of Population Growth on Economic Growth23. Charles A.S. Hall and John W. Day Jr.: Revisiting the Limits to Growth after Peak Oil24. Geoffrey D. Sachs, Andrew D. Mellinger, and John L. Gallup: The Geography of Poverty and WealthSection X: Population Policy Concerns25. Anne Gauthier: The Impact of Family Policies on Fertility in Industrialized Countries: A Review of the Literature26. Ndola Prata: Making Family Planning Accessible in Resource-Poor Settings* Retained from the first edition(All other articles are new to the second edition)

Editorial Reviews

"This new edition will stand the test of time. These are appropriately entitled 'essential readings' for students of the twenty-first century. The editor's introductions place the readings in context and bring unity to the collection, profiting from an author who has himself written widely andreached many students over the years." --Roderic Beaujot, University of Western Ontario