Sociology Index

Population Studies And Demography

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. But it has been shown that reductions in child mortality can induce a demographic transition. 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.

Population Studies and Demography Abstracts

Connections: Demography and Sociology in Twentieth Century Canada Sylvia T. Wargon
Abstract: Specific areas are highlighted in which demography can be shown to have benefited the conduct of sociological research, and the sociology departments in Canadian universities housing demography programs and courses from the 1960s. These specific areas include: demography’s empirical, statistical and methodological features, its international reach, its interdisciplinary dimension, its planning and policy-making realms, and lastly, the initiatives taken to enhance demography’s role as a national discipline in Canada. It is hoped that demography will continue to inform Canada’s social sciences and sociology in particular as the twenty first century unfolds.

Implications of economic reform and spatial mobility for fertility in Vietnam
Vietnam has registered a dramatic decline in fertility during the last decades. While the causes of such a sustained decline are still not well documented, many observers believe that government policies adopted in the 1980s have contributed to lower fertility. This article focuses on the implications of the Doi Moi program of market reforms on fertility, taking into account the influences of migration and population policy.

"Europe, Africa, and International Migration: An Uncomfortable Triangle of Interests" - Kimberly A. Hamilton - (Issued May 1997) - Arguing that research on migration and the state has focused primarily on receiving states, this paper places sending and receiving states in a dynamic historical context within which states strive to protect political, economic, and socio-cultural interests.

War, Famine, and Female Migration in Ethiopia, 1960 - 1989
Betemariam Berhanu and Michael White - Brown University.
Introduction: Few other events disrupt the social order as much as do civil war and famine. Their catastrophic nature compromises social scientists’ ability to measure and understand them as the investigator often must work with piecemeal archival, journalistic, or eyewitness accounts. Direct and indirect measures of mortality and fertility give some sense of the scale of the conflict and disruption but offer only an incomplete view of the pattern of social dislocation.

Judging Not Only by Color: Ethnicity, Nativity, and Neighborhood Attainment
Michael J. White, Brown University, Sharon Sassier, Ohio State University
Objective. We examine hypotheses derived from theories of structural assimilation and spatial mobility to study the residential attainment of white ethnics, blacks, Asians, and Hispanics in the United States. We examine how immigrant status, ethnicity, and individual and family characteristics predict socioeconomic neighborhood outcome.

Population Studies and Demography Journals

Population Studies - For over half a century, Population Studies has reported significant advances in methods of demographic analysis, conceptual and mathematical theories of demographic dynamics and behaviour, and the use of these theories and methods to extend scientific knowledge and to inform policy and practice.

Asia-Pacific Population Journal
The quarterly Asia-Pacific Population Journal is a periodical produced by the Emerging Social Issues Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with support from ESCAP and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

The Journal of Population Research publishes papers on population-related issues. Coverage is not restricted geographically.

Brazilian Journal of Population Studies. (Brazilian Association of Population Studies.) ISSN 1415-0158. IPEA, SBS, Edf BNDES, 70076050 Brasilia DF, Brazil.

Chinese Journal of Population Science. (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Population Research Institute.) ISSN 1044-8403. Allerton Press, 150 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

European Journal of Population/Revue Europ�enne de D�mographie. (European Association for Population Studies.) ISSN 0168-6577. Kluwer Academic Publishers, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Indonesian Journal of Demography. - Majalah Demografi Indonesia.

International Journal of Epidemiology. (International Epidemiological Association.) ISSN 0300-5771. Journals Subscription Department, Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, England.

International Journal of Population Geography. ISSN 1077-3495. John Wiley and Sons, Baffins Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1UD, England.

Journal of Population. (University of Indonesia. Faculty of Economics. Demographic Institute.) ISSN 0852-713X. Gedung A, Lantai 2 and 3, Depok 16424, Indonesia.

Journal of Population and Social Studies. (Mahidol University. Institute for Population and Social Research. Thai Association of Population and Social Researchers.) ISSN 0857-717X. Salaya, Nakhonchaisri, Nakhonpathom 73170, Thailand.

Journal of Population Economics. (Springer Verlag.) ISSN 0933-1433. Heidelberger Platz 3, 10643 Berlin, Germany; and Journal Fulfillment Service Department, P.O. Box 2485, Secaucus, NJ 07096-2485.

Journal of Population Problems. - Jinko Mondai Kenkyu.

Journal of Population Studies. (National Taiwan University. Population Studies Center.) ISSN 1018-3841. Taipei, Taiwan.

Journal of Population Studies. (Japan.) - Jinkogaku Kenkyu.

Journal of the Australian Population Association. (Australian Population Association.) ISSN 0814-5725. Secretary APA, P.O. Box 583, Indooroopilly, Queensland 4068, Australia.

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A: Statistics in Society. (Royal Statistical Society.) ISSN 0035-9238. 25 Enford Street, London W1H 2BH, England.

Pakistan Population Review. (National Institute of Population Studies.) House No. 8, St. 70, F-8/3, P.O. Box 2197, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Polish Population Review. ISSN 0867-7905. (Polish Demographic Society.) Al. Niepodleglosci 164, Room 3, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland.

Population and Development Review. (Population Council.) ISSN 0098-7921. One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017.

Population Bulletin. (Population Reference Bureau.) ISSN 0032-468X. 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 520, Washington, D.C. 20009-5728.

Population Bulletin of ESCWA. (United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. Social Development and Population Division.) ISSN 0258-1914. P.O. Box 927115, Amman, Jordan.

Population Bulletin of the United Nations. (United Nations. Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis. Population Division.) ISSN 2051-7604. United Nations Publications, Room DC2-853, New York, NY 10017.

American Journal of Epidemiology. (Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.) ISSN 0002-9262. 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205.

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal. (Scalabrini Migration Center.) ISSN 0117-1968. P.O. Box 10541 Broadway Centrum, 1113 Quezon City, Philippines.

Books on Population Studies and Demography

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

Demography at the Edge (International Population Studies) - HARDCOVER

Human Population And Demography: A Guide To Reference And Information Sources (Social Sciences) Book by Jason Xiao Yu

Arab Political Demography: Population Growth And Natalist Policies (Sussex Studies in Demographic Developments and Socioeconomic) Book by Onn Winckler

Demography: The Science of Population Book by Jay Weinstein, Vijayan K. Pillai

Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes Book by Samuel H. Preston, Patrick Heuveline, Michel Guillot

Demography : The Study of Human Population David Yaukey, Douglas L. Anderton

Success or Failure? Family Planning Programs in the Third World (Studies in Population and Urban Demography) Book by Donald J. Hernandez

Asian Population History (International Studies in Demography) Book by Cuirong Liu, James Lee, David Sven Reher, Osamu Saito, Wang Feng, Ts'Ui-Jung Liu (Editors)

The Demography of African Americans 1930-1990 (Plenum Series - Demographic Methods and Population Analysis) I.T. Elo, S.H. Preston, Mark E. Hill, Ira Rosenwaike

Population and Poverty in the Developing World (International Studies in Demography)
Book by Massimo Livi Bacci, Gustavo De Santis, Massimo Livi-Bacci (Editors)

Population Health and Aging: Strengthening the Dialogue between Epidemiology and Demography Book by Maxine Weinstein, Albert I. Hermalin, Michael A. Stoto

Demography of the Black Population in the United States : An Annotated Bibliography with a Review Essay Book by Jamshid A. Momeni

Population and Ethno-Demography in Vietnam Book by Dien Khong, Khong Dien

Formal Demography (The Plenum Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis) Book by David P. Smith.