Originally published in 1979. This volume brings together the work of distinguished demographers, geographers, statisticians and policy-makers who look in detail at various mechanisms by which regional population structures develop. The introduction deals with a synthesis of the area covered in the book and this is followed by the four major sections of population history, fertility, migration and population projections. The book provides the reader with a comprehensive and unique picture of regional populations and demographic development viewed from a variety of temporal and methodological perspectives, and will be of considerable value to all those connected with population studies and regional studies.
Preface 1. Introduction John Hobcraft and Philip Rees Part 1: Population History 2. Regional Population Trends in England and Wales, 1750-1971 Richard Lawton 3. Regional Variations in Fertility and Child Mortality during the Demographic Transition in England and Wales William Brass and Mohammad Kabir 4. Regional and Temporal Variations in English Household Structure from 1650 Richard Wall Part 2: Fertility 5. Developments in the Interpretations of Recent Fertility Trends in England and Wales John Simons 6. Population Changes and Regional Planning in a Period of Falling Fertility David Eversly, John Ermisch and Elizabeth Overton Part 3: Migration 7. Migration within and between the Metropolitan Economic Labour Areas of Britain, 1966-1971 Stephen Kennett 8. The Relationship between Geographic and Occupational Mobility in the Context of Regional Economic Growth David Gleave and Derek Palmer 9. Characteristics of Young People who move Interregionally: a Longitudinal Study Kathleen Kiernan Part 4: Projections 10. Forecasting the Components of Population Change, with Special Reference to Migration John Hobcraft 11. Population Forecasts for British Regions: a Comparison Philip Rees
Reissuing works originally published between 1952 and 1991, this collection presents a wide-ranging set of excellent texts across economics, geography, urban studies, planning, politics and industrial studies. Addressing problems and policy, development and demographics, these books together form a wealth of research and debate. Some volumes address specific areas such as industrialization, housing, property, city-systems, de-centralization, employment or rural resources. Other volumes present case studies in Australia, Britain, underdeveloped countries, South Africa and the USA while some are fully international in representation. Given the recent economic shifts around the world, this timely collection is an incredibly useful resource.