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demographic force

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Any of the three factors (fertility, mortality, and migration) that determine the level, composition, and distribution of population in a particular place or area. See also demographic...

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Kingsley Davis

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(1908 –1996)

An American sociologist and demographer known primarily for his work on population dynamics and social stratification in modernizing societies. Davis's major...

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mortality

Overview page. Subjects: Economic History.

The condition of cessation of life. The medical statistician William Farr (1807–1883) said of mortality statistics, “Death is a fact; all else is inference,” by which he meant that accurate...

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population

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History.

A group of organisms, all of the same species, that occupies a particular area. The term is used of the number of individuals of a species within an ecosystem, or (statistically) of any...

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