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demographic

Relating to population statistics, changes, and trends based on measures of fertility, mortality, and migration.

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

... Statistics that describe the characteristics of a population , such as age, sex, race, family size, income, and location of...

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A Dictionary of Human Resource Management (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
62 words

...demographics are characteristics such as sex, age, race/ethnic group, marital status, or educational background that can be collected to provide statistical profiles of a population. Therefore, within a workplace it is possible to collect and compile demographic information in order to gain a profile of the workforce. Such a profile is useful for human resource planning , equal opportunity , and human resource development...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,699 words

... . Demography, the scientific study of populations, has been one of the most important and most common ways, in the broadest sense, that the Latino and Latina experience in the United States is discussed and understood. A recurring theme in this regard for Latinos and Latinas is the notion of “demography as destiny” and the role of other determinants of social, political, and economic policy. Population growth and size have defined much of the discourse on the Latino and Latina community, particularly since the release of the Census 2000 numbers. At...

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Angelo Falcón and Jessica Lavariega-Monforti

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law
Length:
3,144 words

... . Demography , the scientific study of populations, has been one of the most important and most common ways, in the broadest sense, that Latino and Latina experiences in the United States are discussed and understood. Population changes are tied to shifts in funding and political decisions, about everything from infrastructural needs to representation in the US Congress. In the end, statistical information is essential for the democratic process because it enables citizens to examine the decisions made by the government and local authorities and...

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
6,058 words
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... The demographics of African Americans in early America were influenced significantly by the transatlantic and domestic slave trades, the westward and southwestward expansion of slavery, and steadily improving rates of natural increase. From 1619 , when the first Africans arrived in colonial America, to 1830 , when the black enslaved population numbered 2 million, a significant social and cultural shift from African-dominated communities to native-born communities occurred. In 1619 the demographic phenomenon that became black America began in...

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008

... Gunnar Almgren This entry provides a brief overview of the field of social demography, the components of population change, projections of future population growth, and recent transformations in population composition pertaining to age, race, and ethnicity. Trends that shape family household structure (for example, marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and nonmarital child bearing) are also considered, as are trends pertaining to the distribution of income, wealth and poverty. Population trends given particular attention include the growth of class-based...

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
4,450 words

... . The demographics of African Americans fluctuated greatly from the era of segregation to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Factors with a particular impact on African Americans—such as segregation and limited work opportunities in the South—as well as tumultuous events that affected all Americans—such as the two world wars—exerted significant force on the demographic structure of the African American population in the United States. Age, infant mortality rates, regional location, social stratification, income, and education were all...

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A Dictionary of Gangs

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Law
Length:
89 words

... The study of characteristics of human populations based on such qualities as age, race , ethnicity , sex, levels of education, socioeconomic status , employment, income level, religion, home ownership, location, marital status, and others. Demographic data on gang members indicates that they are largely male, non-white, from single-parent homes, and living in poorer, urban areas. Such data often align with risk factors for youth gang membership. Further reading: F.-A. Esbensen and D. Huizinga , ‘Gangs, drugs and delinquency in a survey of...

demographics, Australian

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Kenneth Morgan

Dictionary Plus Social Sciences

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
73 words

..., Australian This covers basic statistics, most populous cities, ethnicity, and religion. In 2015 Australia, with a population of 23.8 million, is the fifty-second most populous country in the world. It contains five cities of more than 1 million people. Almost 90 per cent of Australia’s population live in urban areas. Life expectancy at birth is currently 80.6 years. On 30 June 2014 nearly 6.6 million residents were born outside Australia. Kenneth...

United States Muslim
          Demographics

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Farid Senzai

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World: Digital Collection

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2,257 words

... United States Muslim Demographics Muslims have been present in the United States since before the country was established in 1776. Numbering in the tens of thousands during the revolutionary and antebellum eras of U.S. history, almost all of the country’s first Muslims were enslaved African Americans. By the early twentieth century, immigrants largely from the Middle East and southeastern Europe, areas under the control of...

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Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
8 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
38 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
38 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
15 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
25 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
25 words
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Statistics that describe the characteristics of a population, such as age, sex, race, family size, income, and location of residence.
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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
17 words

... ( demographics , demographic analysis ) The statistical study of human populations, including size, structure, and changes. ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
8 words

... [Ge] The study of populations. See palaeodemography...

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