Handbook of Population

  • Dudley L. Poston Jr.

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Dudley L. Poston Jr., Michael Micklin
    Pages 1-15
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-18
    2. Dudley L. Poston Jr.
      Pages 19-49
    3. Avery M. Guest, Susan K. Brown
      Pages 51-77
    4. Lynne M. Casper
      Pages 79-105
    5. Nancy E. Riley
      Pages 107-142
    6. Marc A. Garcia, Catherine García, Kyriakos Markides
      Pages 143-161
    7. Rogelio Sáenz, Maria Cristina Morales
      Pages 163-207
    8. Yeris H. Mayol-Garcia, William P. O’Hare
      Pages 209-232
    9. Mary Ann Davis
      Pages 233-261
    10. Teresa A. Sullivan
      Pages 263-278
    11. Amanda K. Baumle, Ben Dreon
      Pages 279-288
    12. Mark Mather, Beth Jarosz
      Pages 289-315
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-318
    2. S. Philip Morgan, Anna Rybińska
      Pages 319-342
    3. Maria Perez-Patron, Bethany DeSalvo
      Pages 343-354
    4. Richard G. Rogers, Robert A. Hummer, Patrick M. Krueger, Justin M. Vinneau
      Pages 355-381
    5. Michael J. White, David P. Lindstrom
      Pages 383-419
    6. Susan K. Brown, Frank D. Bean, Sabrina Nasir
      Pages 421-455
    7. Arthur Sakamoto, Daniel A. Powers
      Pages 457-480
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 481-482
    2. David L. Brown
      Pages 483-497
    3. Toni Falbo, Joseph L. Rodgers
      Pages 499-519
    4. Glenn R. Carroll, Olga M. Khessina
      Pages 521-553
    5. Mark Fossett, Amber R. Crowell
      Pages 555-598
    6. Katherine J. Curtis, László J. Kulcsár
      Pages 599-617
    7. David I. Kertzer
      Pages 619-641
    8. Andrew Mason
      Pages 643-668
    9. Myron P. Gutmann, Emily Klancher Merchant
      Pages 669-695
    10. Dudley L. Poston, W. Parker Frisbie
      Pages 697-712
    11. James R. Carey, James W. Vaupel
      Pages 713-745
    12. Scott M. Lynch, Kenneth C. Land, Yang Claire Yang, Zeng Yi
      Pages 747-774
    13. Michael S. Teitelbaum
      Pages 775-789
  6. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 791-792
    2. John Cleland, Joseph E. Potter
      Pages 793-817
    3. Peter A. Morrison, Stanley K. Smith, Thomas M. Bryan
      Pages 819-838
    4. David F. Warner, Mark D. Hayward
      Pages 839-857
    5. Ginny Garcia-Alexander
      Pages 859-873
    6. John F. May
      Pages 875-899
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 901-914

About this book


“Demography is a dynamic field that is constantly evolving, which is why the 2006 edition of The Handbook of Population was such a welcome update to earlier summation prepared in 1959 by Philip Hauser and Dudley Duncan. The second edition of The Handbook is likewise a welcome addition to the literature given the rapid pace of change in demographic research today. Not only have earlier updates on new topics such as biodemography and political demography been expanded, the new edition also contains entirely new chapters on emerging issues of demographic interest such as obesity, inequality, and adoption. Editor Dudley Poston continues to provide a great service to the field by keeping demographers abreast of the latest developments in population science.” (Douglas S. Massey, Princeton, USA)

“The 2nd edition of the Handbook of Population covers the major topics of the discipline of demography, including current substantive, methodological and theoretical issues of interest, as well as new and emerging topics in the field. In addition to revised, updated and extended chapters that were included in the 1st edition, this 2nd edition of the Handbook brings to the forefront entirely new chapters covering such major themes as children, adoption, sexuality, inequality, population psychology, rural demography, and obesity. Chapters in this Handbook will expand our knowledge of the field, and will raise awareness of the causes and the consequences of demographic behavior and events in societies throughout the world. This 2nd edition will also serve as a reference in the field of population studies for years to come. It will generate new questions and research ideas and will positively impact the growth, development, and expansion of demography.”


Demography of Race and Ethnicity Demographic perspective Demography of Aging Population Distribution and Suburbanization Historical Demography Human Demography Infant and Adult Mortality Demography of Gender Demography of Children International Migration Demography of Social Stratification Population Psychology Population and the Social Sciences Organizational and Corporate Demography Urban and Rural Demography Anthropological Demography

Editors and affiliations

  • Dudley L. Poston Jr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department SociologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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