The strengths and limitations of demography, and the works of W.D. Borrie

  • John C. Caldwell


This lecture examines the nature of demography and how the work of W.D. Borrie relates to it. The principal topics are: the meaning of ‘demography’, changes in the discipline, the uniqueness of demography, population theories and ideologies, and the writings of W.D. Borrie.


Ford Foundation Sociology Department Social Science Discipline Optimum Population Grand Theory 


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  • John C. Caldwell
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  1. 1.Health Transition Centre National Centre for Epidemiology and Population HealthThe Australian National UniversityCanberra

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