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Population and Society

An Introduction

Gregg Lee Carter, Ph.D.



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Polity Press
06 May 2016
This exciting new book presents the field of social demography, animating the study of population with a vibrant sociological imagination. Gregg Lee Carter provides multiple demonstrations of how taking a demographic perspective can give us a better understanding of social phenomena once thought to be largely the products of culture, politics, or the economy.

Five key chapters concentrate on (1) the social and individual determinants of fertility, mortality, and migration; (2) the social and individual impacts of changing levels of fertility, mortality, and migration; and (3) the impacts of overpopulation on the environment, and how changes in the environment, in turn, impact the human condition, especially regarding migration. What gives these analyses coherence is how each emphasizes the ways in which demographic forces both reflect and limit individual choices.

Written in a straightforward and engaging style, and without getting bogged down in academic debates, this concise book is the ideal introduction and primer for courses in social demography and population and society.
By:   Gregg Lee Carter Ph.D.
Imprint:   Polity Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   446g
ISBN:   9780745668383
ISBN 10:   0745668380
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   06 May 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction 1. Overview of Population Study 2. World Population Growth and Distribution 3. Mortality 4. Fertility 5. Migration

Gregg Lee Carter is Professor of Sociology at Bryant University Gregg Lee Carter is Professor of Sociology at Bryant University

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