1st Edition

West European Population Change

Edited By Allan Findlay, Paul White Copyright 1986

    The 1970s was a decade of significant population change in Western Europe. Originally published in 1986, this book reviews the major trends: fertility decline, counter-urbanisation and the cessation of international labour migration from outside the former EEC. It was the first volume to compare the results of the 1980-82 European census round, and emphasizes the spatial dimension of recent population trends. For countries such as the former West Germany where no census was taken, the difficulties of using registration data are examined. One of the major strengths of the volume is the set of standardised topics which are reviewed by the authors in each country allowing international comparisons to be made from the country case studies. The book concludes with an overview of future trends in European population towards the year 2000.

    1. The 1980-1982 European Census Round: An Evaluation of the Census as a Data Source Allan Findlay 2. Household Trends Within Western Europe 1970-1980 Ray Hall 3. Counter-urbanisation in Western Europe Anthony Fielding 4. International Migration in the 1970s: Revolution or Evolution? Paul White 5. Denmark Yvonne Court 6. Eire John Coward 7. France Philip Ogden and Hilary Winchester 8. The Federal Republic of Germany Jürgen Bähr and Paul Gans 9. Italy Russell King 10. Portugal John Dewdney and Paul White 11. Great Britain Anthony Champion 12. The Course of Future Chane in European Populations Allan Findlay and Paul White.


    Allan Findlay is a British geographer. Findlay, whose specialty is population geography, is Emeritus Professor in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews. Paul White's major research interests have lain in population, social and urban geography with particular reference to comparative studies within Europe. He has written or edited over ten books on these topics and over 100 papers. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He was Professor of European Urban Geography and is also Emeritus Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield.