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Too Many People?: Population, Immigration, and the by Ian Angus

By Ian Angus

Too Many People? offers a transparent, well-documented, and popularly written refutation of the concept "overpopulation" is an enormous reason for environmental destruction, arguing concentrate on human numbers not just misunderstands the explanations of the concern, it dangerously weakens the flow for genuine solutions.

No different booklet demanding situations glossy overpopulation concept so in actual fact and comprehensively, delivering necessary insights for the layperson and environmental students alike.

Ian Angus is editor of the ecosocialist magazine Climate and Capitalism, and Simon Butler is co-editor of Green Left Weekly.

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Preterm Birth in the United States: A Sociocultural Approach by Janet M. Bronstein

By Janet M. Bronstein

This first-of-its-kind quantity addresses the myriad of matters pertaining to to—and studies the plethora of responses to--premature births within the usa, either in nationwide context and in comparison with different international locations. as well as present medical facts, it examines how preterm births within the U.S. slot in with higher social issues concerning poverty, racial disparities, reproductive rights, gender expectancies, and the enterprise of health and wellbeing care. Comparisons with preterm delivery phenomena in Canada, the U.K., and different Western ecu nations illustrate cultural narratives approximately motherhood, women’s prestige, ameliorations throughout social welfare and abortion guidelines , and throughout health and wellbeing care financing and supply sytems, and the way those may possibly have an effect on results for newborns. The booklet types out those intersecting complexities during the following serious lenses:

· scientific: motives, remedies, and results of preterm birth

· inhabitants: the distribution of preterm births

· Cultural: how we comprehend preterm beginning

· healthiness care: offering take care of high-risk pregnant ladies and preterm infants

· moral: ethical decision-making approximately preterm births

Preterm start within the United States synthesizes a large wisdom base for maternal and baby overall healthiness execs throughout various disciplines, together with public wellbeing and fitness, social paintings, nursing, drugs, and healthiness coverage. Social scientists with pursuits in replica and gender matters will achieve entry to old, scientific and epidemiological wisdom which may help their paintings. there's additionally an viewers for the booklet between childbirth activists comparable to supporters of midwifery and no more medicalized childbirth.

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Listening to Harlem: Gentrification, Community, and Business by David Maurrasse

By David Maurrasse

Harlem is thriving. Many say a moment Renaissance is occurring above one hundred and twentieth highway. Magic Johnson opened an immense theater, invoice Clinton has founded his post-presidential workplaces there, numerous houses were restored to their former glory, and, no longer with out controversy, many whites are flocking to the local. yet what's going to this gentrification do to Harlem, and the way will it swap existence for Harlem's longtime residents?As groups and companies fight with differing motivations and desires, David Maurrasse appears at methods they could interact to shape partnerships. hearing Harlem bargains an exhilarating portrait of the struggles confronting considered one of America's most vital neighborhoods. This enticing learn will attract a person with an curiosity in how the local is faring this present day, in addition to these concerned professionally and socially in city improvement.

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Statistical Demography and Forecasting by Juha M. Alho

By Juha M. Alho

Sustainability of pension platforms, intergeneration economic fairness below inhabitants getting older, and accounting for future health care advantages for destiny retirees are examples of difficulties that can't be solved with no figuring out the character of inhabitants forecasts and their uncertainty. equally, the accuracy of inhabitants estimates at once impacts either the distributions of formula-based executive allocations to sub-national devices and the apportionment of political illustration. The e-book develops the statistical starting place for addressing such matters. parts coated comprise classical mathematical demography, occasion historical past tools, multi-state equipment, stochastic inhabitants forecasting, sampling and census assurance, and selection idea. The equipment are illustrated with empirical functions from Europe and the U.S.

For statisticians the e-book offers a different creation to demographic difficulties in a well-known language. For demographers, actuaries, epidemiologists, and execs in similar fields, the ebook offers a unified statistical outlook on either classical tools of demography and up to date advancements. To facilitate its lecture room use, workouts are incorporated. Over 1/2 the publication is quickly obtainable to undergraduates, yet extra adulthood will be required to learn totally from the whole textual content. wisdom of differential and imperative calculus, matrix algebra, simple chance conception, and regression research is assumed.

Juha M. Alho is Professor of statistics, college of Joensuu, Finland, and Bruce D. Spencer is Professor of facts and school Fellow on the Institute for coverage study, Northwestern collage. either have contributed commonly to statistical demography and served in advisory roles and as statistical experts within the field.

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Equality of Opportunity and the Importance of Place: Summary by National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social

By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Center for Social and Economic Studies, Jane L. Ross, Joah G. Iannotta

The nationwide study Council (NRC) lately carried out numerous tasks bearing on city poverty, racial disparities, and possibilities to alter metropolitan parts in ways in which have optimistic results on citizens' health. In experiences similar to Governance and chance in Metropolitan the US (1999), position, house, and local became vital lenses by which to appreciate the criteria affecting chance and healthiness. After the e-book of Governance and chance, the place of work of the Assistant Secretary for making plans and overview (ASPE) of the U.S. division of overall healthiness and Human companies got interested in what insights examine enthusiastic about position may supply when it comes to bettering the stipulations of susceptible families-a inhabitants approximately whom ASPE is very involved. due to its curiosity within the subject, ASPE supplied beneficiant aid to the NRC to carry a workshop at the value of position and to provide a document in keeping with the findings of the workshop. This record, Equality of chance and the significance of position, is the end result of the NRC's paintings on behalf of ASPE.

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The Great Social Laboratory: Subjects of Knowledge in by Omnia El Shakry

By Omnia El Shakry

The good Social Laboratory charts the improvement of the human sciences—anthropology, human geography, and demography—in past due 19th- and twentieth-century Egypt. Tracing either highbrow and institutional genealogies of information construction, this publication examines social technology via a vast diversity of texts and cultural artifacts, starting from the ethnographic museum, to architectural designs, to that top of social medical research—”the article.” the writer explores the interface among ecu and Egyptian social clinical discourses and interrogates the limits of data construction in a colonial and post-colonial environment. She examines the advanced imperatives of race, category, and gender within the Egyptian colonial context, uncovering the hot modes of governance, services, and social wisdom that outlined a particular period of nationalist politics within the inter- and post-war sessions. eventually, she examines the discursive box mapped out through colonial and nationalist discourses at the racial id of the trendy Egyptians.

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Cohabitation, Family & Society: European Experiences by Tiziana Nazio

By Tiziana Nazio

This publication bargains with the method of the diffusion of cohabitation in Europe and discusses its influence upon basic adjustments in relatives formation. It uses hugely dynamic statistical modelling that takes under consideration either alterations happening alongside the lifestyles direction (individuals’ biographies) and throughout delivery cohorts of people (generational switch) in a comparative standpoint. it truly is hence leading edge methodologically, yet is written in this sort of approach as to be simply readable by way of people with little wisdom of quantitative tools. The technique proposed is empirically verified on a variety of ecu international locations: the social democratic Sweden, the conservative-corporatist France and West Germany, the previous socialist East Germany, and the familistic Italy and Spain. the speculation and its software are defined in a transparent and straightforward demeanour, making the arguments and their illustrations available to these from various disciplines. The examine exhibits proof of the ‘contagiousness’ of cohabitation, delivering new insights on a strategy proper to many social technological know-how debates. it's hence directed to these drawn to the mechanisms using social and cultural swap, the character of demographic alterations, in addition to diffusion strategies.

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Disrupting Pathways to Genocide: The Process of Ideological by Elisabeth Hope Murray (auth.)

By Elisabeth Hope Murray (auth.)

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Fertility and Resources (Society for the Study of Human by John Landers, Vernon Reynolds

By John Landers, Vernon Reynolds

Fertility in animals at once displays entry to scarce assets, reminiscent of nutrition and territory. In people, the location is extra complicated. styles of breast feeding, birth control and ideas approximately age of marriage and wanted kinfolk measurement all have an effect on fertility. This publication explores the relation between those elements and entry to scarce assets, through source of revenue, schooling and different kinds of prestige.

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Handbook of Palaeodemography by Isabelle Séguy, Luc Buchet, Daniel Courgeau, Henri Caussinus

By Isabelle Séguy, Luc Buchet, Daniel Courgeau, Henri Caussinus

This publication examines tools for linking osteo-archaeological facts with ancient and environmental resources to make clear the dwelling stipulations of prior populations. protecting all time sessions from prehistory to the twentieth century, it goals to build types that seize believable demographic dynamics from hugely fragmentary evidence.

Starting from the identified with a view to discover the unknown, this booklet provides a historic view of equipment utilized in the previous and current in addition to proposes unique ones. The paleodemographic equipment offered during this guide were confirmed on anthropological and archaeological information and will simply be utilized.

This handbook represents a fruitful collaboration among old demographers and anthropological archaeologists who, with the aid of mathematicians and statisticians, element study that opens a tremendous historic size to the self-discipline. Written in a with no trouble comprehensible demeanour, it serves as a fantastic source for these wishing to interpret historical bones in demographic terms.

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