Encyclopedia of Population by: Paul George Demeny, Geoffrey McNicoll (Editors)
Number Of Pages: 1050 Publication Date: 2003-05 Sales Rank: 1476879 ISBN 10: 0028656776 ISBN 13: 9780028656779
This successor to Macmillan's "International Encyclopedia of Population" provides expanded, up-to-date coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines. Designed to encompass the large-scale changes in emphasis and research directions in population studies during the last 20 years, topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries, low fertility rates and problems of old-age support, the environmental impact of dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and much more
The Encyclopedia of Population is directed both to professionals in the population sciences reading outside their immediate areas of expertise and to other social scientists, college students, advanced high school students, and the educated lay reader. An effort is made to avoid material and jargon that would require prior specialized knowledge, but without losing significant detail through undue simplification.
The Encyclopedia contains 336 articles by a total of 278 authors. The contributors are all accomplished scholars, their expertise spanning a wide range of fields: biology, demography, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, public health, sociology. Many of the articles are short entries of 500–1000 words of text; only a relatively few are longer than 3000 words.