The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: Population, Fear, and Uncertainty

The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: Population, Fear, and Uncertainty

ISBN-10:
0300139063
ISBN-13:
9780300139068
Pub. Date:
06/18/2013
Publisher:
Yale University Press
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Overview

The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: Population, Fear, and Uncertainty

The world's population has grown by five billion people over the past century, an astounding 300 percent increase. Yet it is actually the decline in family size and population growth that is the issue attracting greatest concern in many countries. This eye-opening book looks at demographic trends in Europe, North America, and Asia—areas that now have low fertility rates—and argues that there is an essential yet often neglected political dimension to a full assessment of these trends. Political decisions that promote or discourage marriage and childbearing, facilitate or discourage contraception and abortion, and stimulate or restrain immigration all have played significant roles in recent trends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300139068
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 06/18/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Globalization and Demography 1

2 European Population: Interpretations and Anxieties 40

3 Islam in Europe 74

4 The China Trajectory 110

5 Population and Politics in India 139

6 Japan: Family Structure, Abortion, and Fertility since 1945 169

7 North America and NAFTA 207

8 Conclusion: Putting the Politics Back In 245

Appendix A UN Projections of Total Fertility Rates for Selected Countries 251

Appendix B Effects of and Adaptations to Changing Demographic Composition: A User's Guide 272

Notes 287

Index 323

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