World Population Growth and Aging: Demographic Trends in the Late Twentieth Century / Edition 2

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Overview

Drawing data from official sources in 60 countries, as well as from the United Nations and the World Bank, this compendium of statistical information on population, fertility, and mortality treats every one of the UN-recognized countries in at least summary form. With data from 1950 onward and projections through 2020, this volume extends the dataset of Nathan Keyfitz and Wilhelm Flieger's landmark work, World Population: An Analysis of Vital Data (1968), with virtually no overlap.

All the life tables, standardized rates, and projections have been generated by uniform methods to ensure easy comparison among countries. More than 800 charts provide a foundation for analyzing the radical demographic changes now taking place: the historic lows of fertility in Germany and other industrial countries, Africa's persistently high fertility, and the worldwide extension of life expectancy. The product of cautious and painstaking labor, this work promises to be an important resource for further demographic research as well as a valuable comparative resource for studies of the status of global social welfare and the environment.

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This book continues work started at the U. of Chicago in the mid-1960s. Like two earlier books of the authors, it assembles data from official sources intended to show the larger outlines of what has been happening to population; the countries with populations of 300,000 or more in 1985 and regions recognized by the United Nations are all represented. The earlier volumes summarized what national data were available going as far back as the 18th century; the present work deals with the period since 1950, and especially with the 1970s and 1980s. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

Nathan Keyfitz is leader of the Populations Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. Wilhelm Flieger is director of the Office of Population Studies at the University of San Carlos in the Philippines.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Demographic Data and Parameters
1. Tabulations Based on United Nations Data and Estimates a. Origin and Quality of UN Data and Estimates b. Geographical Coverage c. Substantive Coverage d. Definition of Variables
2. Detailed Country Tabulations a. Purpose b. Populations Covered c. Data Origin and Quality d. A Comparison of Detailed Country Tabulations with UN-based Tabulations e. Substantive Coverage
3. Summary Table a. Purpose and Arrangement b. Coverage c. Definition of Variables
4. Tabulation Guide Tabular Materials Part I: Summary Table Part II: Tabulations Based on United Nations Data and Estimates Part III: Detailed Country Tabulations Appendixes A. Country/Territory Groupings Defined B. Land Areas and Estimated 1985 Populations of Countries and Territories Not Separately Listed among UN-based Tabulations C. Data—Sources, Adjustments, Qualifications D. VANPRO-A Demographic Software Package Cooperating National Statistical Agencies and Correspondents Region-Country-Territory Index

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