An Introduction to Population, International Edition 11e
ISBN-13: 9781111722210 / ISBN-10: 1111722218
John R. Weeks’s An Introduction to Population, International Edition introduces students to population issues, concepts, and theories by encompassing the entire field of demography, including both principle and practice. From fertility and mortality rates to agricultural production and urbanization, Weeks consistently engages students through compelling writing and comprehensive explication. And with intriguing essays and online resources, Weeks’s text gives students their best opportunity to truly master core demographic concepts.
PART I: A DEMOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE.
1. Introduction to Demography.
2. Global Population Trends.
3. Demographic Perspectives.
4. Demographic Data.
PART II: POPULATION PROCESSES.
5. The Health and Mortality Transition.
6. The Fertility Transition.
7. The Migration Transition.
PART III: POPULATION STRUCTURE AND CHARACTERISTICS.
8. The Age Transition.
9. The Urban Transition.
10. The Family and Household Transition.
PART IV: USING THE DEMOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE.
11. Population and the Environment.
12. Coping with Demographic Change.
Appendix: Population Data for the World, Keyed to Figured 2.1.
John R. Weeks
John R. Weeks is Professor of Geography in the Geography Department at San Diego State University. His current research includes applications of remote sensing and GIS to analyze fertility in Arab nations, demography of the U.S.-Mexico border region, and geodemography of crime.