Population in its social context

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
S. Sudha, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: If population is conceptualized as the human vehicle of society, presumably analysis of one should involve understanding the other. However, population studies is not conventionally considered a central area of sociological inquiry, though demography itself is an interdisciplinary field, comprising approaches from anthropology to mathematics. This separation, however stems largely from the politics of disciplinary development, and is changing in recent years. Issues relevant to the size, growth and mobility of populations, the defining concerns of demography, are receiving increasing focus from sociology. Demographers are also concluding that sociological approaches are indispensable to their endeavours.

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International Social Science Journal, 46, 257-75
Language: English
Date: 1994
population, social demography, fertility, mortality, migration analyses

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