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Author Crook, Nigel.

Title Principles of population and development : with illustrations from Asia and Africa / Nigel Crook ; edited by Ian M. Timaeus.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, [1997]


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 UniM Bail  304.6095 CROO    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-220) and index.
Contents Pt. I. Population and Subsistence: Theories and Evidence. 1. Theories of Population and Subsistence. 2. Adjustment of Households to Food Supplies and Other Resources -- Pt. II. Population in the Perspective of Time. 3. The Changing Balance of Births and Deaths. 4. The Environmental Impact of Population -- Pt. III. Political Economy, Famine, and Disease Control. 5. Famine and the Prevention of Mass Mortality. 6. The Political Economy of Health -- Pt. IV. Political Economy and Birth Control. 7. Fertility Decline in the Course of Development. 8. Case Studies of Fertility Transition in Asia -- Pt. V. The Demographic Impact of Industrialization. 9. Urbanization and Migration. 10. Population, Employment, and Education.
Summary Principles of Population and Development is designed to fill a significant gap in introductory teaching materials on population for undergraduates and Masters students of demography, development studies, economics, geography and related disciplines. The text grew out of lectures given by Nigel Crook, and its use of models and data from a wider-than-normal geographical base reflects his intention to produce a course book for international students. The book considers the debate over the relationships between population, natural resources, and development from Malthus on, and introduces recent thinking on population and environment issues. The political economy of famine and health, and of fertility and birth control, is discussed in detail. The final chapters focus on interrelationships between population change and urbanization and industrialization in the developing world.
Subject Population -- Economic aspects -- Case studies.
Asia -- Population -- Case studies.
Africa -- Population -- Case studies.
ISBN 0198774885