• G. O’Donnell
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Demography is the study of human populations. (From Greek words meaning ‘people’ and ‘to write’; first used in 1855 in a French study comparing human populations.) Factors studied include:
  • Size How many people are there? Where do people live?

  • Structure What proportion are female? What proportions are there in each age group?

  • Development What patterns of migration are there? What is the average age of death?


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