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Demography

Rebecca Kippen

in Sociology

ISBN: 9780199756384
Published online August 2013 | | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756384-0118
Demography

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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 also includes analysis of the economic, social, environmental, and biological causes and consequences of population change. Although demography is a discipline in its own right, it draws heavily on other fields, including biology, economics, epidemiology, geography, and sociology. Demography tends to be highly empirical, with a strong focus on data and data quality.

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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

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