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Demography

James R. Carey.

in Encyclopedia of Evolution

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 1508 words.

Demography is the study of populations and the processes that shape them. Demographic concepts and techniques are important in evolutionary

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demography

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 102 words.

The study of human populations in terms of size, growth, movement, composition, and other variables. Demographic analysis became a possibility

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Demographics

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

The demographics of African Americans in early America were influenced significantly by the transatlantic and domestic slave trades, the westward

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Demographics

Kevin D. Roberts.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 6046 words.

The demographics of African Americans in early America were influenced significantly by the transatlantic and domestic slave trades, the westward

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Demographics

Gunnar Almgren.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work. 4645 words.

This entry provides a brief overview of the field of social demography, the components of population change, projections of future

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demography

Henri Dubois.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 1576 words.

Demography was at first “the statistical study of human communities” (Robert), aiming to enumerate the people in a

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Demography

Rebecca Kippen.

in Sociology

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. 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. 7121 words.

Demography is the study of human populations, in particular their size and composition, and how they change through fertility (births), migration, aging, and mortality (deaths). Demography...

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Demography

Edited by Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 745 words.

No detailed demographic study of medieval Islamic societies is now possible, nor will it ever be. Even gross population figures

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Demography.

Daniel Scott Smith.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 1709 words.

Demography examines the sources and consequences of population increases or decreases.

This, in turn, involves assessing the rates of birth,

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Demography

Andrew J. Cappel.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 1014 words.

In broad terms, historical demography addresses two interrelated issues: the absolute size of population in a city or region and

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in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1776 words.

Demography examines the sources and consequences of population increases or decreases. This, in turn, involves assessing the rates of birth,

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Demographics

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Latin American History. 3144 words.

Demography, the scientific study of populations, has been one of the most important and most common ways, in the

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Demographics

Angelo Falcón.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 1699 words.

Demography, the scientific study of populations, has been one of the most important and most common ways, in the broadest

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Demography

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 1755 words.

Demography examines the sources and consequences of population increases or decreases. This, in turn, involves assessing the rates of birth,

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Demographics

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

The demographics of African Americans fluctuated greatly from the era of segregation to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Factors

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Demographics

Kevin D. Roberts.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 4411 words.

The demographics of African Americans fluctuated greatly from the era of segregation to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Factors

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Demography

Sergio Della Pergola.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

December 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Sociology of Religion; Religious Studies. 11729 words.

The scientific study of the Jewish population, also known as demography of the Jews or Jewish demography, does not actually claim the status of a distinct discipline. It is an area of...

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Demography

Clark Spencer Larsen.

in Bioarchaeology and Climate Change

August 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 6578 words.

This chapter provides an analysis of paleodemography for three sites occupied during the Deccan Chalcolithic period (2200–700 B.C.) of India's prehistory. It begins by describing a new...

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Demography

Jack A. Goldstone.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régime

November 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History. 8304 words.

This article focuses on demographic trends during the Ancien Régime. During the Ancien Régime, the upper limits of population size appear to have remained unchanged for many centuries. Thus...

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Demography

Chaim I. Waxman.

in Jewish Studies

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 7825 words.

Demography is the quantitative study of human populations. There remains a question as to whether it is an autonomous social science. In any case, it draws from and serves the social...

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