A Primer of Population Dynamics / Edition 1

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A Primer of Population Dynamics introduces to the basics of population studies. Author Krishnan Namboodiri utilizes a question-and-answer format that explores topics such as population theories and conceptual schemes, demographic data, mortality, fertility, migration, family and household, food production, and the environment and much more. Questions are accompanied by detailed explanations as well as references for additional information. An extensive index and glossary allow for easy retrieval of information. This introductory textbook is written for students studying demography, population, sociology, and public health.

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An introduction to population studies for students with no exposure to demography. Chapters on population theories and conceptual schemes, fertility, migration, population distribution, economic development, and population policy present overview material, and a wealth of questions and explained answers. Includes a glossary and a geographic index. Questions and answers may also be useful to instructors of population courses and to graduate students preparing for doctoral exams in demography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Population Theories and Conceptual Schemes. Demography, Demographic Data, and the Nature of Population Change. Mortality. Fertility. Migration. Population Composition. Population Distribution. Family and Household. Population Growth, Food Production, and the Environment. Population Growth and Economic Development. Population Policy. Glossary. Index.

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