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Population and Society Essential Readings by Frank Trovato

Population and Society Essential Readings

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Population and Society Essential Readings by Frank Trovato

Population and Society brings together twenty-six classic and contemporary published works that are considered to be foundational reading for the study of human population and society. The book is divided into ten sections with concise introductory overviews by the editor, Frank Trovato. Section one examines the foundational principles of demography and its nature as a multidisciplinary field. Section two addresses the relationship between individual action and demographic phenomena. Sections three and four cover the history of the human population and principles of age composition. Section five focuses on nuptiality and family processes. Sections six, seven, and eight cover the three central variables of demography- fertility, mortality, and migration. Issues pertaining to population and its relationship to environment and resources are presented in Section nine, while the final section is devoted to population policy concerns. Offering an international perspective, this collection will be essential reading in a variety of related studies: socioeconomic development and change; methods and models; social structure and change; aging and gerontology; human diversity; globalization; regionalism; human ecology; and geography.

About the Author

Frank Trovato holds a PhD in social demography from the University of Western Ontario and has taught demography and population studies at the University of Alberta since his appointment in 1983. He is the editor of Canadian Studies in Population, the official journal of the Canadian Population Society (he is also a past president) and a past director of the Population Research Laboratory (PRL) at the University of Alberta. His research intersects the disciplines of demography, sociology, and social epidemiology on a variety of subject areas including immigrant health and mortality; sex and marital status variations in cause-specific mortality and life expectancy; youth suicide and other life-threatening behaviours; the social demography of racial, immigrant, and ethnic populations and fertility and nuptiality trends and internal migration in Canada.

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Publication date

24th October 2011


Frank Trovato

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Oxford University Press


416 pages


Population & demography
Social theory
Human geography



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