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Malthus

Donald Winch.

June 2013; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: intellectual history; history of economic thought; political economy; population and demography. 144 pages.

Thomas Robert Malthus was an English cleric whose ideas, as expounded in his most famous work the Essay on the Principle of Population, caused a storm of controversy. Malthus: A Very Short...

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Marriage and Cohabitation

Arland Thornton, William G. Axinn and Yu Xie.

September 2007; published online February 2013.

Book. Subjects: population and demography. 453 pages.

In an era when half of marriages end in divorce, cohabitation has become more commonplace and those who do get married are doing so at an older age. So why do people marry when they do? And...

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The Moral Neoliberal

Andrea Muehlebach.

June 2012; published online February 2013.

Book. Subjects: population and demography. 307 pages.

Morality is often imagined to be at odds with capitalism and its focus on the bottom line, but in this book, it is shown as the opposite: an indispensible tool for capitalist...

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The Institutional Context of Population Change

Fred C. Pampel.

October 2001; published online February 2013.

Book. Subjects: population and demography. 313 pages.

Despite having similar economies and political systems, high-income nations show persistent diversity. This work looks at fertility, suicide, and homicide rates in eighteen high-income...

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A Century of British Geography

Edited by Ron Johnston and Michael Williams.

September 2003; published online February 2012.

Book. Subjects: population and demography. 692 pages.

These chapters in this book trace the evolution of British geography as an academic discipline during the last hundred years, and stress how the study of the world we live in is fundamental...

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Coming of Age in America

Edited by Mary Waters.

September 2011; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: population and demography. 256 pages.

What is it like to become an adult in twenty-first-century America? This book takes us to four very different places—New York City; San Diego; rural Iowa; and Saint Paul, Minnesota—to...

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Sociology

Edited by Janeen Baxter.

Published online July 2011.

Research Guide. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

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Introduction

Michael Williams and Ron Johnston.

in A Century of British Geography

September 2003; published online February 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: population and demography. 3033 words.

Geography straddles the main divide within academic life, with the humanities and social sciences on the one side and the natural and life sciences on the other. The discipline's roots lie...

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British geography 1500–1900

David N. Livingstone.

in A Century of British Geography

September 2003; published online February 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: population and demography. 14980 words.

This chapter presents an impressionistic, and thus imprecise, sketch of the history of British geography from 1500 to 1900. Over these 400 years, British geography has assumed many...

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The institutionalisation of geography as an academic discipline

Ron Johnston.

in A Century of British Geography

September 2003; published online February 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: population and demography. 21504 words.

Although geography has a long history as an intellectual activity in the United Kingdom, it was only institutionalised as a separate academic discipline in the country's universities at the...

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