Studies in the Sociology of Population

International Perspectives

  • Jon Anson
  • Walter Bartl
  • Andrzej Kulczycki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Demography and Social Structure

  3. Population Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Natalie Jackson, Lars Brabyn, Dave Maré, Michael Cameron, Ian Pool
      Pages 161-193
    3. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde, Ceylan Engin, Dudley L. Poston Jr.
      Pages 195-223
  4. Social Policy

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 363-375

About this book


This book presents a cross section of the work and concerns of social demographers worldwide, covering a broad range of topics from social structure through population structure to social policy; from fertility and mortality through migration to the way in which organisations deal with the demographic environment in which they operate. Topics addressed also include morbidity and health profiles and transitions, as well as policies and programs concerned with these and other issues. 

The volume touches on some of the major links between population and societal dynamics. It addresses demographic patterns and issues from micro-level, meso-level, and macro-level perspectives and helps put into focus the past, present and future of the mutual relations between population dynamics and societal responses.

With a unique introductory chapter discussing the global unevenness of population growth today, its associations with inequality and the challenges it presents for the future, and a truly international approach to social and demographic change and policy responses, this book will serve as a valuable resource for professionals and students in sociology, demography, social policy and local governance.


Demography Demographic Change Social Policy Fertility Mortality Ethnic Relations Malthus and Marx Statistics Migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Jon Anson
    • 1
  • Walter Bartl
    • 2
  • Andrzej Kulczycki
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Social WorkBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeershebaIsrael
  2. 2.Institute of SociologyMartin Luther University Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany
  3. 3.School of Public HealthUniversity of Alabama BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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