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Population Studies

Edited by Edith Gray, Zhongwei Zhao

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About the Book

Demography is the scientific study of human populations. Classical demography has at its core three processes: fertility, migration, and mortality. To be human is to be part of the demographic process, so contemporary studies of population focus not only on the implications of population size and change, but also on how social influences affect individual behaviour and how actions at the individual level contribute to the composition of the population.

Globally, population issues are of increasing concern to governments and other policy-makers. Particularly over the last fifty years or so, there have been many iterations of the population ‘problem’. From overpopulation to population ageing, to ultra-low fertility, this new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the most important thinking about, and theories on, population to enable users to make sense of a vast—and rapidly expanding—corpus of scholarship.

With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Population Studies is an essential work of reference. For researchers, students, and policy-makers, it is as a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.

Table of Contents

Volume I

1. J. C. Caldwell, ‘Demography and Social Science’, Population Studies, 1996, 50, 3, 305–33.

2. J. R. Weeks, ‘Global Population Trends’, Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, 11th edn. (Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2012), pp. 30–66.

3. T. R. Malthus, A Summary View of the Principle of Population’ [1830], in G. T. Demko et al. (eds.), Population Geography: A Reader (McGraw-Hill, 1970), pp. 44–71.

4. E. Boserup, ‘The Framework’, Population and Technology (Basil Blackwell, 1981), pp. 3–28.

5. R. Lee, ‘Malthus and Boserup: A Dynamic Synthesis’, in D. Coleman and R. Schofield (eds.), The State of Population Theory (Blackwell, 1986), pp. 96–130.

6. F. W. Notestein, ‘Population: The Long View’, in T. W. Schultz (ed.), Food for the World (University of Chicago Press, 1945), pp. 36–57.

7. A. J. Coale, ‘The Demographic Transition’, Proceedings of the International Population Conference, Vol. 1 (IUSSP, 1973), pp. 53–71.

8. P. R. Ehrlich, ‘The Problem’, The Population Bomb (Ballantine Books, 1968), pp. 15–67.

9. J. B. Casterline and S. W. Sinding, 'Unmet Need for Family Planning in Developing Countries and Implications for Population Policy', Population and Development Review, 26, 4, 2000, 691-723

10. R. Lesthaeghe, ‘The Second Demographic Transition in Western Countries: An Interpretation’, in K. O. Mason and A. M. Mason (eds.), Gender and Family Change in Industrialized Countries (Oxford University Press, 1995), pp. 17–62.

11. S. C. Watkins, If All We Knew About Women Was What We Read in Demography, What Would We Know?’, Demography, 1993, 30, 4, 551–77.

12. J. Oeppen and J. Vaupel, ‘Broken Limits to Life Expectancy’, Science, 2002, 296, 1029–31.

13. W. Lutz, W. Sanderson, and S. Scherbov, ‘The Coming Acceleration of Population Ageing’, Nature, 2008, 451, 716–19.

14. P. Demeny, ‘Population Policy Dilemmas in Europe at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century’, Population and Development Review, 2003, 29, 1, 1–28.

15. D. Lam, ‘How the World Survived the Population Bomb: Lessons from 50 Years of Extraordinary Demographic History’, Demography, 2011, 48, 4, 1231–62.

Volume II

16. J. Bongaarts, ‘A Framework for Analyzing the Proximate Determinants of Fertility’, Population and Development Review, 1978, 4, 1, 105–32.

17. L. Henry, ‘Some Data on Natural Fertility’, Eugenics Quarterly, 1961, 8, 2, 81–91.

18. C. Wilson, J. Oeppen, and M. Pardoe, ‘What is Natural Fertility? The Modelling of a Concept’, Population Index, 1988, 54, 1, 4–20.

19. H-P.Kohler, H-P., 'Fertility Trends and Implications', in Zeng Yi (ed.), Demography, Vol. 1, in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK, 2004.

20. C. Hirschman, ‘Why Fertility Changes’, Annual Review of Sociology, 1994, 20, 203–33.

21. J. C. Caldwell, ‘Toward a Restatement of Demographic Transition Theory’, Population and Development Review, 1976, 2, 3/4, 321–66.

22. G. Becker, The Demand for Children: A Treatise on the Family (Harvard University Press, 1981), pp. 93–112.

23. R. Lesthaeghe, ‘On the Social Control of Human Reproduction’, Population and Development Review, 1980, 6, 4, 527–48.

24. J. Cleland and C. Wilson, ‘Demand Theories of the Fertility Transition: An Iconoclastic View’, Population Studies, 1987, 41, 1, 5–30.

25. S. Greenhalgh, ‘Toward a Political Economy of Fertility: Anthropological Contributions’, Population and Development Review, 1990, 16, 1, 85–106.

26. R. A. Easterlin, ‘An Economic Framework for Fertility Analysis', Studies in Family Planning, 6, 3, 1975, 54-63.

27. G. McNicoll, ‘Institutional Analysis of Fertility’, in K. Lindahl-Kiessling and H. Landberg (eds.), Population, Economic Development and the Environment (Oxford University Press, 1994), pp. 199–230.

28. J. Cleland, ‘The Effects of Improved Survival on Fertility: A Reassessment’, Population and Development Review, 2001, 27, 60–92.

29. K. O. Mason, ‘Explaining Fertility Transitions’, Demography, 1997, 34, 4, 443–54.

30. P. McDonald, ‘Gender Equity, Social Institutions and the Future of Fertility’, Journal of Population Research, 2000, 17, 1, 1–16.

31. J. R. Goldstein, T. Sobotka, and A. Jasilioniene, ‘The End of "Lowest-Low" Fertility?’, Population and Development Review, 2009, 35, 4, 663–9.

Volume III

32. A. R. Omran, ‘The Epidemiologic Transition’, The Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly, 1971, 49, 4, 509–38.

33. J. R. Weeks, ‘The Health and Mortality Transition’, Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, 11th edn. (Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2012), pp. 145–96.

34. J. C. Caldwell, ‘Routes to Low Mortality in Poor Countries’, Population and Development Review, 1986, 12, 2, 171–220.

35. G. Caselli, F. Meslé, and J. Vallin, ‘Epidemiologic Transition Theory Exceptions’, Genus, 2002, 58, 1, 9–52.

36. J. Frenk, J. L. Bobadilla, C. Stern, T. Frejka, and R. Lozano, ‘Elements for a Theory of the Health Transition’, Health Transition Review, 1991, 1, 1, 18–38.

37. W. H. Mosley and L. Chen, ‘An Analytical Framework for the Study of Child Survival in Developing Countries’, Population and Development Review, 1984, 10, 25–45.

38. J. N. Hobcraft, J. W. McDonald, and S. O. Rutstein, ‘Demographic Determinants of Infant and Early Child Mortality: A Comparative Analysis’, Population Studies, 1985, 39, 3, 363–85.

39. J. F. Fries, ‘The Compression of Morbidity’, The Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly, 1983, 61, 3, 397–419.

40. S. Olshansky, B. Carnes, and C. Cassel, ‘In Search of Methuselah: Estimating the Upper Limits to Human Longevity’, Science, 1990, 250, 4981, 634–40.

41. J. R. Carey and D. S. Judge, ‘Life Span Extension in Humans is Self-Reinforcing: A General Theory of Longevity’, Population and Development Review, 2001, 27, 3, 411–36.

42. J. Vaupel, ‘Demographic Insights into Longevity’, Population: An English Selection, 2001, 13, 1, 245–60.

43. A. Palloni, ‘Demography of HIV/AIDS’, Population Index, 1996, 62, 4, 601–52.

44. M. H. Merson, ‘The HIV–AIDS Pandemic at 25: The Global Response’, New England Journal of Medicine, 2006, 354, 23, 2414–17.

45. R. A. Hummer, R. G. Rogers, and I. W. Eberstein, ‘Sociodemographic Differentials in Adult Mortality: A Review of Analytic Approaches’, Population and Development Review, 1998, 24, 3, 553–78.

46. J. Bongaarts, ‘How Long Will We Live?’, Population and Development Review, 2006, 32, 4, 605–28.

47. S. Harper, ‘The Dynamics of Population Ageing’, Ageing Societies (Hodder Arnold, 2006), pp. 36–65.

48. C. D. Mathers, R. Sadana, J. A. Salomon, C. J. L. Murray, and A. D. Lopez, ‘Healthy Life Expectancy in 191 Countries, 1999’, The Lancet, 2001, 357, 9269, 1685–91.

Volume IV

49. E. S. Lee, ‘A Theory of Migration’, Demography, 1966, 3, 1, 47–57.

50. W. Zelinsky, ‘The Hypothesis of the Mobility Transition’, Geographical Review, 1971, 61, 2, 219–49.

51. D. Massey, J. Arango, G. Hugo, A. Kouaouci, A. Pellegrino, and J. E. Taylor, ‘Theories of International Migration: A Review and Appraisal’, Population and Development Review, 1993, 19, 3, 431–66.

52. M. P. Todaro, ‘Internal Migration in Developing Countries: A Survey’, in R. A. Easterlin (ed.), Population and Economic Change in Developing Countries (University of Chicago Press, 1980), pp. 361–402.

53. M. Bell, M. Blake, P. Boyle, O. Duke-Williams, P. Rees, J. Stillwell, et al., ‘Cross-National Comparison of Internal Migration: Issues and Measures’, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 2002, 165, 3, 435–64.

54. M. Fossett, ‘Urban and Spatial Demography’, in D. L. Poston and M. Micklin (eds.), Handbook of Population (Springer, 1994), pp. 479–524.

55. G. W. Jones, ‘Southeast Asian Urbanization and the Growth of Mega-Urban Regions’, Journal of Population Research, 2002, 19, 2, 119–36.

56. P. R. Ehrlich and J. P. Holdren, ‘Impact of Population Growth’, Science, 1971, 171, 3977, 1212–17.

57. D. J. Hogan, ‘The Impact of Population Growth on the Physical Environment’, European Journal of Population, 1992, 8, 2, 109–23.

58. A. R. Pebley, ‘Demography and the Environment’, Demography, 1998, 35, 4, 377–89.

59. J. R. McNeill, 'Population and the Natural Environment: Trends and Challenges', Population and Development Review, 2006, 32, 183-201.#

60. A. J. McMichael, R. E. Woodruff, and S. Hales, ‘Climate Change and Human Health: Present and Future Risks’, Lancet, 2006, 367, 859–69.

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