Sociology Index

Population Studies And Demography

Demographic Transition, Books on Population Studies

The study of populations, including their size, structure and transformations. Overview of population processes: How populations grow and change over time - fertility, mortality, and migration.

Demography deals with human populations; the statistical analysis of births, deaths, migrations, disease, fertility, growth and economic issues, as illustrating the conditions of life in communities.

“Social” demography is an area of inquiry which seeks to understand the causes and consequences of population and demographic change by examining sociological and also economic variables.

Demography: The Science of Population - Jay Weinstein, Vijayan K. Pillai
Emphasizes the major techniques and data sources of contemporary population studies.