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At the XXIst World Congress of the International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS/CISH) in 2010 in Amsterdam, the International Commission for Historical Demography (ICHD) decided to write an overview of its own history. Fifty years had gone by since the CISH XIst World Congress in Stockholm 1960, when historians took the first tentative initiatives to create a wholly new interdisciplinary commission for historical demography, a meeting place for a budding discipline where researchers in letters and science could meet, exchange ideas, cultivate and develop a new field. This book is the outcome of that decision. Demography, past, present and future is a common concern for all inhabitants of this planet. The variation is great, however, with regard to sources, social and political conditions, state of the art, technological development, national and local initiatives. In the course of half a century many changes take place. Keeping abreast of the gigantic streams of information and innovation in the field is demanding, even more so for a discipline with global dimensions and ambitions. The book makes fascinating reading, and preparing it has been a rewarding and thought provoking experience. The thirty-seven articles in the book represent as many different stories
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A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa, Princeton University Press, 2017
In the wake of the AIDS pandemic, legions of organizations and compassionate individuals descended on Africa from faraway places to offer their help and save lives. A Fraught Embrace shows how the dreams of these altruists became entangled with complex institutional and human relationships. Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins vividly describe the often mismatched expectations and fantasies of those who seek to help, of the villagers who desperately seek help, and of the brokers on whom both Western altruists and impoverished villagers must rely. Based on years of fieldwork in the heavily AIDS-affected country of Malawi, this powerful book digs into the sprawling AIDS enterprise and unravels the paradoxes of AIDS policy and practice. All who want to do good—from idealistic volunteers to world-weary development professionals—depend on brokers as guides, fixers, and cultural translators. These irreplaceable but frequently unseen local middlemen are the human connection between altruists' dreams and the realities of global philanthropy. The mutual misunderstandings among donors, brokers, and villagers—each with their own desires and moral imaginations—create all the drama of a romance: longing, exhilaration, disappointment, heartache, and sometimes an enduring connection. Personal stories, public scandals, and intersecting, sometimes clashing fantasies bring the lofty intentions of AIDS altruism firmly down to earth. Swidler and Watkins ultimately argue that altruists could accomplish more good, not by seeking to transform African lives but by helping Africans achieve their own goals. A Fraught Embrace unveils the tangled relations of those involved in the collective struggle to contain an epidemic.
ISBN Hardcover: 9780691173924 / eBook: 9781400884988
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Migration internationale africaine, L'Harmattan, 2017
Aujourd'hui, les caractéristiques des migrations sont surtout spontanées et les situations socio-économiques en sont les principales responsables. En Afrique particulièrement, l'exode rural, le chômage des diplômés, l'instabilité politique et l'absence de la sécurité représentent les principales raisons de vouloir émigrer. Mais, paradoxalement, l'Afrique montre aujourd'hui ses richesses naturelles, humaines, et devient une force économique, un espace d'accueil de capitaux et d'investissements. Le continent se lance aujourd'hui vers un avenir prometteur et un futur riche en termes de mouvements humains et économiques.
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Realidades y falacias en torno al aborto : salud y derechos humanos, El Colegio de México and Institut de recherche pour le développement, 2016.
Since the late 20th century, abortion has been the subject of intense debate in the fields of politics, human rights, and public health. Because it involves sensitive and controversial issues related to the “right to life”, dignity, equality, justice, and women’s rights to make free and informed decisions on when and whether to be a mother, the debate on abortion and its decriminalization requires further reflection. However, a controversial confluence of ideological, religious, moral, ethical, and legal positions, as well as conflicting political interests often interfere with them. The latter have already imposed restrictive laws that threaten the sexual and reproductive rights of women in contrast to the principles of a secular and democratic society. Following the 2007 adoption of a reform decriminalizing abortion in Mexico City, and the subsequent activities and advocacy against it by right-wing groups, in 2008 the Supreme Court of Mexico organized public hearings at which arguments were advanced for and against the reform. In order to contribute to a rigorous and informed reflection on this complex issue, this book analyzes these arguments from the perspective of the right to health and human rights, in the context of population policy in Mexico and considering scientific evidence on the impact of legal frameworks on women’s health and welfare (globally). Drawing from this “historical debate”, the authors expose the fallacies that seek to limit sexual and reproductive rights of girls and women, and the impact this issue has had on the actions of politicians, legislators, and health personnel who face the realities of abortion in Mexico.
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Maternidad en adolescentes y desigualdad social en Uruguay, Análisis territorial desde la perspectiva de sus protagonistas en barrios de la periferia crítica de Montevideo, Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and UNFPA, 2016.
The book presents evidence on social, subjective, cultural and territorial phenomena which have an impact on women and men’s sexual and reproductive behaviour, and contribute to the high level of fertility and maternity among adolescents in Uruguay. To this end, the authors based their study on the perceptions of teenagers as well as the views of institutional agents who work in their neighborhoods about the factors that contribute to perpetuate the transition to maternity in adolescence. The project was based on a mixed design combining qualitative and quantitative techniques, focusing on two neighborhoods of the capital city with high levels of Unsatisfied Basic Needs.
New Approaches to Death in Cities during the Health Transition, International Studies in Population Series, Vol. 12, Springer, 2016.
This book presents recent efforts and new approaches to improve our understanding of the evolution of health and mortality in urban environments in the long run, looking at transformation and adaptations during the process of rapid population growth. In a world characterized by large and rapidly evolving urban environments, the past and present challenges cities face is one of the key topics in our society. Cities are a world of differences and, consequently, of inequalities. At the same time cities remain, above all, the spaces of interactions among a variety of social groups, the places where poor, middle-class, and wealthy people, as well as elites, have coexisted in harmony or tension. Urban areas also form specific epidemiological environments since they are characterized by population concentration and density, and a high variety of social spaces from wealthy neighborhoods to slums. Inversely and coherently, cities develop answers in terms of sanitary policies and health infrastructures. This balance between risk and protective factors is, however, not at all constant across time and space and is especially endangered in periods of massive demographic growth, particularly periods of urbanization mainly led by immigration flows that transform both the socioeconomic and demographic composition of urban populations and the morphological nature of urban environments. Therefore this book is an unique contribution in which present day and past socio-demographic and health challenges confronted by big urban environments are combined.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-3-319-43001-0
|Special issue on ‘Understanding variation in human fertility: what can we learn from evolutionary demography?’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 19 April 2016; volume 371, issue 1692|
Decades of research on human fertility has presented a clear picture of how fertility varies, including its dramatic decline over the last two centuries in most parts of the world. Why fertility varies, both between and within populations, is not nearly so well understood. Fertility is a complex phenomenon, partly physiologically and partly behaviourally determined, thus an interdisciplinary approach is required to understand it. Evolutionary demographers have focused on human fertility since the 1980s. The first wave of evolutionary demographic research made major theoretical and empirical advances, investigating variation in fertility primarily in terms of fitness maximization. Research focused particularly on variation within high-fertility populations and small-scale subsistence societies and also yielded a number of hypotheses for why fitness maximization seems to break down as fertility declines during the demographic transition. A second wave of evolutionary demography research on fertility is now underway, paying much more attention to the cultural and psychological mechanisms underpinning fertility. It is also engaging with the complex, multi-causal nature of fertility variation, and with understanding fertility in complex modern and transitioning societies. Here, we summarize the history of evolutionary demographic work on human fertility, describe the current state of the field, and suggest future directions
Our volume examines the profound demographic transformation affecting China, India, and Indonesia, where 40% of the world's people live. It offers a systematic, comparative approach that will help readers to better understand the changing social and regional recomposition of the population in these regions. The 22 chapters written by eminent demographers present a detailed investigation and mapping of regional trends in mortality, fertility, migration and urbanization, education, and aging. Throughout, the analysis carefully considers how these trends affect economic and social development. Coverage also raises global, theoretical questions about the singular ways in which each of these three countries have achieved their demographic transition. As the authors reveal, demographic trends seem to be somewhat linear and anticipatable, providing Asia’s three demographic giants and their governments a formidable advantage in planning for the future. But the evolution of human mobility in China, India, and Indonesia, closely intertwined as it is with changing economic conditions, appears less predictable and ranks high among the major challenges to demographic knowledge in the coming decades.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-3-319-24781-6
eBook: ISBN 978-3-319-24783-0
|Agent-Based Modelling in Population Studies – Concepts, Methods, and Applications, Springer, 2016|
This book examines the use of agent-based modelling (ABM) in population studies, from concepts to applications and from best practices to future developments. It features papers written by leading experts in the field that will help readers to better understand the usefulness of ABM for generating projections, how ABM can be injected with empirical data to achieve a better match between model and reality, how geographic information can be fruitfully used in ABM, and how ABM results can be reported correctly and concisely. The papers show the benefits that ABM offers the field, such as enhanced theory formation by better linking the micro level with the macro level, the ability to represent populations as complex systems, and the possibility to study rare events and to assess the implications of alternative mechanisms.
Population Change in the United Kingdom, Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016
This new book on the changing population of the UK was prepared under the auspices of the BSPS and edited by its immediate past and current Presidents. It was commissioned to mark to 25th anniversary of the publication of Heather Joshi’s (1989) landmark volume The Changing Population of Britain. The new book reviews the changes that have taken place over the past quarter of a century and examines their implications for future trends and policy. It shows that the UK's population is increasing faster than at any point in the last 100 years, it is getting progressively older and it is becoming more diverse culturally and ethnically. More school leavers are going on to university. Cohabitation has been replacing marriage, more children live in one-parent families and young adults are finding it harder to get on the property ladder. Many women are delaying having children until their 40s. Cities have seen a resurgence in population but there is still pressure on the countryside, while the north-south divide is getting ever wider, as too are local socio-economic disparities.
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Population Change in Canada, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press, 2016.
Drawing on the latest research and statistics, the third edition of Population Change in Canada offers a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of Canadian demography from the sixteenth century to the present day. Beaujot and Kerr's insightful narrative lays the groundwork by outlining key demographic concepts as well as the fundamental population processes - mortality, fertility, and immigration - before moving on to explore in greater depth issues of population growth, distribution, and aging and finally the social, cultural, economic, and political consequences of population change. Accessible and enlightening, Population Change in Canada offers students the foundation they need to fully understand population change and to prepare to meet its challenges both now and in the future.
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Turkish Migration Policy, Transnational Press London, 2016
TURKISH MIGRATION POLICY aims to shed light on changes in migration policy, determinants beneath these changes, and practical implications for movers and non-movers in Turkey. Nevertheless, one should note that Turkey has only recently faced mass immigration and the number of foreign born has more than doubled in less than five years. Such sudden change in population composition warrants policy adjustments and reviews. Policy shift from “exporting excess labour” in the 1960s and 1970s to immigrant integration today is a drastic but necessary one. Nevertheless, Turkish migration policy is still far from settled as several chapters in this book point out. Despite the exemplary humanitarian engagement in admitting Syrians, Turkey is still at the bottom of the league table of favourable integration policies with an overall score of 25 out of 100. Turkish migration policy is likely to be adjusted further in response to the continuing immigration.
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Surveying Human Vulnerabilities Across the Life Course, Springer, 2016
This volume details tools and procedures for data collections of hard-to-reach, hard-to-survey populations. Inside, readers will discover first-hand insights from experts who share their successes as well as their failures in their attempts to identify and measure human vulnerabilities across the life course. Coverage first provides an introduction on studying vulnerabilities based on the Total Error Survey framework. Next, the authors present concrete examples on how to survey such populations as the elderly, migrants, widows and widowers, couples facing breast cancer, employees and job seekers, displaced workers, and teenagers during their transition to adulthood. In addition, one essay discusses the rationale for the use of life history calendars in studying social and psychological vulnerability while another records the difficulty the authors faced when trying to set-up an online social network to collect relevant data. Overall, this book demonstrates the importance to have, from the very beginning, a dialogue between specialists of survey methods and the researchers working on social dynamics across the life span. It will serve as an indispensable resource for social scientists interested in gathering and analyzing data on vulnerable individuals and populations in order to construct longitudinal data bases and properly target social policies.
Słownik Demograficzny: the Dictionary of Demography, Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie, Warszawa, 2014
A Polish-English translation of Roland Pressat’s Dictionnaire de Démographie (1979).
In 2005 and 2006 the Demographic Analysis Section (Sekcja Analiz Demograficznych – SAD) of The Demographic Committee of The Polish Academy of Science (Komitet Nauk Demograficznych PAN – KND PAN) started the project of translating into Polish “The Dictionary of Demography”, edited by Christopher Wilson and published by Basil Blackwell Ltd. in 1985. The original version of the dictionary, created by Roland Pressat, was published in French under the title Dictionnaire de Démographie by Presses Universitaires de France, Paris (1979). The English edition has been expanded and adapted by Christopher Wilson, with the addition of new entries from a team of some thirty international contributors.
Demographic trends in Canada and Australia: Special issue dedicated to Graeme Hugo, in Canadian Studies in Population, Vol. 43, No. 1–2 (Spring/Summer) 2016
In many regards, Australia and Canada are rather different, especially in climate and hemispheres. They also have important similarities, including being very large countries with extensive areas of very low settlement. Both were long inhabited by indigenous populations, which were overtaken during the period of European expansion and colonization. In terms of demographics, these similarities and differences have especially been examined on the side of immigration. In both countries, there was a long period during which governments sought to establish a white European population in a new world, and a similar timeframe in the 1960s when barriers to non-white immigration were removed and immigration became more diversified. Asians are now the largest source of new arrivals in both countries. The five articles in this special issue extend the potential for comparison between Australia and Canada through the treatment not only of immigration but also fertility/family and mortality/health. Given the similarities across the two countries, these comparisons provide insight into the sociodemographic dynamics of each country. This special issue of Canadian Studies in Population is dedicated to the memory of Professor Graeme Hugo (1946–2015), who was a leading Australian population geographer.
Conflict, Insecurity and Mobility, Transnational Press London, 2016
Theories and models of contemporary migration often revolves around neofunctional models. They define migrants as rational actors who are focused on improving their economic, social, and political well-being which is enabled by access to opportunities that are not available in their origin communities and/or countries. Nevertheless, initiation of migration is largely driven by difficulties, discomfort, disagreements, tensions, and conflicts at the origin, while migration decision and destination choices are moderated by individual characteristics, cultural and social capital as well as by the local, national, and international context. In other words, people do not move when they are satisfied and comfortable with what they have and where they are. The number of movers around the world is relatively very small. The costs of migration and other moderating effects make international population movements an exception even today with an ever increasing mobility across the world.
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Aplicaciones en Demografía (Spanish Only), Editorial UN (Colombia), 2015
This book offers new perspectives on gender-based violence in three regions (Africa, the Middle East, and India) where the subject has been taboo in everyday discourse often due to patriarchal cultural norms that limit women’s autonomy. The contributions to this book provide rare insight into not only the levels and the socio-demographic determinants of domestic violence, but topics ranging from men’s attitudes toward wife beating; domestic violence-related adolescent deaths, and women’s health problems due to sexual and physical abuse. With a comprehensive introduction that provides a comparative international research framework for discussing gender-based violence in these three unique regions, this volume provides a key basis for understanding gender-based violence on a more global level. With such a deep and broad coverage of factors of intimate partner abuse, this book serves as a reference document for researchers, decision-makers, and organizations that are searching for ways to reduce gender-based domestic violence.
France has been an immigrant-receiving country for over a century and is now a multicultural society with an unprecedented level of origin diversity. And while immigrants and their descendants are targets of clichés and stereotyping, little is known of their situation in quantitative terms. Concerned to acquire this missing statistical knowledge, INED and INSEE joined forces for a wide-ranging survey of France’s population in all its diversity, with special emphasis on discrimination. Trajectoires et Origines (TeO), a survey of 22,000 persons, marks a new phase in quantitative research on immigrants and their descendants. Is origin in itself a factor of inequalities or simply of differential access to society’s resources? With its detailed reconstitutions of educational, occupational and conjugal trajectories and its exploration of access to housing and health, TeO provides several approaches to answering this question. One of the work’s major contributions is to have combined objective and subjective perspectives on discrimination: this is the first research study in France to focus on racism as experienced by those subjected to it, while opening up new methodological perspectives on studying experienced prejudice by origin, religion, and skin colour.
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Fear, Anxiety, and National Identity: Immigration and Belonging in North America and Western Europe, Russell Sage Foundation, 2015.
Fifty years of large-scale immigration has brought significant ethnic, racial, and religious diversity to North America and Western Europe, but has also prompted hostile backlashes. In Fear, Anxiety, and National Identity, a distinguished multidisciplinary group of scholars examine whether and how immigrants and their offspring have been included in the prevailing national identity in the societies where they now live and to what extent they remain perpetual foreigners in the eyes of the long-established native-born. What specific social forces in each country account for the barriers immigrants and their children face, and how do anxieties about immigrant integration and national identity differ on the two sides of the Atlantic? With immigration to North America and Western Europe a continuing reality, each region will have to confront anti-immigrant sentiments that create barriers for and threaten the inclusion of newcomers. Fear, Anxiety, and National Identity investigates the multifaceted connections among immigration, belonging, and citizenship, and provides new ways of thinking about national identity.
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The Culture of Mental Illness and Psychiatric Practice in Africa, Indiana University Press, 2015
In many African countries, mental health issues, including the burden of serious mental illness and trauma, have not been adequately addressed. These essays shed light on the treatment of common and chronic mental disorders, including mental illness and treatment in the current climate of economic and political instability, access to health care, access to medicines, and the impact of HIV-AIDS and other chronic illness on mental health. While problems are rampant and carry real and devastating consequences, this volume promotes an understanding of the African mental health landscape in service of reform. Demographers are beginning to study the demography of ill-health but relatively little work treats mental illness in Africa. This book serves as an introduction to these new fields of study for those eager to research further into the patterns and processes underlying mental health issues in Africa.
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Spatial Inequalities – Health, Poverty, and Place in Accra, Ghana, Springer, 2013.
This book provides a fresh analysis of the demography, health and well-being of a major African city. It uses a range of disciplinary approaches to address the pressing topics of urban poverty, urban health inequalities and urban growth. The approach is primarily spatial and includes the integration of environmental information from satellites and other geospatial sources with social science and health survey data. The authors Ghanaians and outsiders, analyse the urban dynamics of this burgeoning West African metropolis, with an emphasis on urban disparities in health and living standards. Our analysis employs a wide range of GIScience methods, including remotely sensed imagery and spatial statistical analysis applied to a wide range of data, including census, survey and health clinic data, supplemented by field work, including systematic social observation, focus groups, and key informant interviews. This book aims to explain and highlight the mix of methods to provide guidance and inspiration for others doing similar work in cities of other developing nations.
The book examines the question of collecting and disseminating data on ethnicity and race in order to describe characteristics of ethnic and racial groups, identify factors of social and economic integration and implement policies to redress discrimination. It offers a global perspective on the issue by looking at race and ethnicity in a wide variety of historical, country-specific contexts, including Asia, Latin America, Europe, Oceania and North America. In addition, the book also includes analysis on the indigenous populations of the Americas. Overall, the book sheds light on four main questions: should ethnic groups be counted, how should they be counted, who is and who is not counted and what are the political and economic incentives for counting. It will be of interest to all students of race, ethnicity, identity, and immigration. In addition, researchers as well as policymakers will find useful discussions and insights for a better understanding of the complexity of categorization and related political and policy challenges.
ISBN: 978-3-319-20094-1 (Print) - 978-3-319-20095-8 (Online)
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L'état civil au Cameroun - Contribution à l'analyse de la dynamique générale de la population- Editions Harmattan, 2015
Préface de Martin Kuete et Jean Emet Nodem
Cet ouvrage examine, dans son ensemble, l'état civil au Cameroun, tant dans son fonctionnement et ses problèmes que dans sa complétude et son étendue. L'auteur y révèle quelques axes pour l'amélioration de ce taux d'enregistrement afin que les actes de naissance, de mariage, et de décès deviennent les instruments de base dans la production des statistiques démographiques au Cameroun. Car la "révolution des données" en Afrique passera aussi par la réhabilitation effective des systèmes nationaux d'état civil.
Atlas des Marocains du monde: caractéristiques générales, Conseil de la communauté marocaine à l'étranger, 2015
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Cet ouvrage de 93 pages, est publié en deux versions (arabe et française), sous forme d’un document référentiel, visuel et synthétique, englobant les facettes qui reflètent les divers aspects de la présence marocaine dans plusieurs pays du monde. Il est composé de dix-huit planches, traitant dans ce premier fascicule présenté sous forme d’un recueil cartographique, les caractéristiques générales de l’immigration marocaine à l’étranger. L’ensemble de ce travail a été réalisé après un traitement statistique minutieux et une représentation cartographique performante assistée par ordinateur et appuyée par des notices concentrées, qui expliquent brièvement selon chaque planche, les différents aspects démographiques, territoriaux, socio- économiques et culturels du phénomène migratoire marocain.
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African Immigrant Families in Another France - Palgrave MacMillan, 2014
The incorporation of Sub-Saharan African immigrant families is a key issue for France and Europe at large. Using the voices of first and second-generation immigrants to describe their integration experiences, this book illustrates how racial and immigrant statuses are assigned simultaneously and inseparably for those of African-descent in France, and in turn limit employment and social cohesion, often irrespective of an individual’s qualifications or citizenship documents. First- and second-generation African youth report being, “French on the inside, African on the out,” because they hold a French mentality but are continually treated as outsiders. This research also connects individual-level cultural and religious factors that shape varied levels of resilience and immigrant outcomes. And, this research explains how the practices of French universalism and secularism together have become a straightjacket and ostrich policy for France, as the difficulties of incorporation are obfuscated by data regulations that limit the ability to measure social inequalities patterned by ethnic or immigrant descent. ISBN: 9780230361959, October 2014
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