New PDF release: A Primer of Population Dynamics

By Krishnan Namboodiri (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1475789947

ISBN-13: 9781475789942

ISBN-10: 1475789963

ISBN-13: 9781475789966

A Primer of inhabitants Dynamics introduces to the fundamentals of inhabitants stories. writer Krishnan Namboodiri makes use of a question-and-answer structure that explores issues comparable to inhabitants theories and conceptual schemes, demographic information, mortality, fertility, migration, relations and loved ones, nutrients creation, and the surroundings and much more. Questions are observed by means of precise motives in addition to references for more information. an intensive index and word list permit for simple retrieval of data. This introductory textbook is written for college students learning demography, inhabitants, sociology, and public health.

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They first began in Europe as an ecclesiastical function of maintaining weekly records of baptisms, weddings, and burials. They are more complete in economically advanced countries. When complete they are an important source of information for making population estimates for intercensal or post-censal dates. To make such estimates one also needs migration data. Migration is not recorded as part of the usual vital registration system. There are, however, countries that maintain what are known as population registers (see below), in which demographic and socio-economic data, including migration, are recorded continually.

6. Answers 15. False. The World Fertility Survey (WFS) was undertaken, with the collaboration of the United Nations, by the International Statistical Institute, in cooperation with the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. Financial support was provided principally by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities and the United States Agency for International Development. The WFS had its headquarters in London, England. 3. 7. 7. Answers 16. False. It is true that the world's population is now more than 5 billion.

True. Notestein (1945) named them high-growth potential, transitional, and incipient decline. 14. False. Van de Kaa (1987) has discussed under the heading of "Europe's second demographic transition," the implications of low-fertility in Europe, in particular the imminent population decline in the absence of net immigration. 15. True. " (Nam, 1994, p. 40. Also see Freedman, 1995). 16. True. Demographers frequently have estimated how far different countries have come in respect to completing the demographic transition.

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