ERIC Number: ED328478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
The Population Reference Bureau's Population Handbook. A Quick Guide to Population Dynamics for Journalists, Policymakers, Teachers, Students, and Other People Interested in People. Second Edition.
Haupt, Arthur; Kane, Thomas T.
Demography is the scientific study of populations. Population change has an impact on every facet of life. This revised handbook contains additional information on how to calculate the total fertility rate and life tables. The purpose of the handbook is to clarify and explain demographic terminology, to aid public understanding, and to assist policymakers, teachers, students, and others who need to understand, cite, and utilize population information. Major areas covered are: (1) age and sex composition; (2) fertility; (3) mortality; (4) morbidity; (5) nuptiality; (6) migration; (7) urbanization and distribution; and (8) population change. A glossary, censuses, surveys, and population information sources also are appended. (NL)
Descriptors: Demography, Developing Nations, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Population Education, Reference Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Womens Education, Womens Studies, World Problems
Population Reference Bureau, Inc., 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 520, Washington, DC 20009 ($5.00 each, plus $1.00 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.
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