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Population and Society

An Introduction to Demography


Dudley L. Poston, Jr, Texas A & M University, Leon F. Bouvier, Old Dominion University, Virginia


This comprehensive yet accessible textbook is an ideal resource for undergraduate and graduate students taking their first course in demography. Clearly explaining technical demographic issues without using extensive mathematics, Population and Society is sociologically oriented, but incorporates a variety of social sciences in its approach, including economics, political science, geography, and history. It highlights the significant impact of decision-making at the individual level - especially regarding fertility, but also mortality and migration - on population change. The text engages students…

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Key features

  • Can be covered completely in a one-semester course
  • Written in a clear, concise style that students can easily understand
  • Requires no advanced knowledge of mathematics
  • Includes a glossary of all key terms

About the book

  • DOI
  • Subjects Demography, Social Statistics,Sociology,Sociology: General Interest
  • Format: Hardback
    • Publication date: 26 June 2017
    • ISBN: 9781107042674
    • Dimensions (mm): 253 x 177 mm
    • Weight: 1.29kg
    • Contains: 78 b/w illus.
    • Page extent: 532 pages
    • Availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Format: Paperback
    • Publication date: 28 December 2016
    • ISBN: 9781107645936
    • Dimensions (mm): 253 x 177 mm
    • Weight: 1.12kg
    • Contains: 78 b/w illus.
    • Page extent: 532 pages
    • Availability: In stock
  • Format: Digital
    • Publication date: 12 September 2018
    • ISBN: 9781107337237

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