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

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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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 (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
8 words

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

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

... n. The study of human populations, especially as regards size, structure, density, and distribution. demographic adj . [From Greek demos the people + graphein to...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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43 words

... Term introduced ( 1855 ) by Achille Guillard for the scientific study of human populations and their changes, movements, size, distribution and structure. The primary sources of data are the census and vital statistics. Demographic methods are used for gauging and anticipating public...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007

... The scientific study of populations, their age-structure, migrations, mortality rate, occupations, and other factors affecting the quality of life within the...

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A Dictionary of Statistics (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014

... The study of human populations, particularly with respect to births, marriages, deaths, employment, migration, health,...

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

... The observed, statistical, and mathematical study of human populations, concerned with the size, distribution, and composition of such...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
23 words

... The study of human populations, including their size, composition (by age, sex, occupation, etc.), and sociological features (birth rate, death rate,...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
31 words

...demography [di- mog -răfi] n. the study of the populations of the world, their racial make-up, movements, birth rates, death rates, and other factors affecting the quality of life within them....

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

...Demography The study of populations, especially with reference to size and density, fertility, mortality, growth, age distribution, migration, and Vital Statistics , and the interaction of all these with social and economic conditions. ...

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
71 words

... The study of human populations in terms of size, density, location, age, sex, race, occupation, and other statistics. It is also the description of the vital statistics or objective and quantifiable characteristics of an audience or population. Demographic designators include age, marital status, income, family size, occupation, and personal or household characteristics such as age, sex, income, or educational level. Demographics are used extensively in marketing . See also geodemographics...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
102 words

... The study of human populations in terms of size, growth, movement, composition, and other variables. Demographic analysis became a possibility as increasingly organized methods of documenting populations were implemented in the nineteenth century. These allowed for the first accurate measures of birthrates, mortality, and the analysis of subdivisions of the population (age, marital status, educational level, and so on). Data of this kind quickly found a place in a wide range of social science research. The term population studies is often used to...

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A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
36 words

... The statistical study of the size and structure (e.g. with regard to age or sex distribution) of populations and of changes within them. The word is derived from the Greek demos , ‘people’, and graphe , ‘writing’....

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
Length:
48 words

... n. the study of populations on a national, regional, or local basis in terms of age, sex, and other variables , including patterns of migration and survival. It is used in public health medicine to help identify health needs and risk factors . See also biostatistics...

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
51 words

...demography n. The statistical study of human populations on a national, regional, or local basis, especially with reference to size and density, distribution, and vital statistics. It is used in dentistry to identify oral health needs ( see oral health needs assessment ) and risk factors for a given...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

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Current Version:
2013

...of demography.) Originating in the theory of demographic transition, this periodization scheme locates, between two periods of relative stability, a turbulent transitional period during which a demographic pattern of roughly balanced high birth- and death rates gives way to one of roughly balanced low birth- and death rates. Demographic Transition. Although theorists of demographic transition once portrayed the decline in fertility as a response to a reduction in mortality, by the twenty-first century this theory had come to be seen as a useful description,...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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Current Version:
2015

... Demography examines the sources and consequences of population increases or decreases. This, in turn, involves assessing the rates of birth, death, and geographic movement—fertility, mortality, and migration. Historically, American demography fits into a three-stage progression characteristic of societies that now have low birth and death rates. Convenient labels for these three stages are Malthusian frontier, neo-Malthusian, and post-Malthusian. (The term “Malthusian” comes from Thomas Robert Malthus, a pioneering English theorist of demography)....

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The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,704 words

...Demography. Demography examines the sources and consequences of population increases or decreases. This, in turn, involves assessing the rates of birth, death, and geographic movement—fertility, mortality, and migration. Historically, American demography fits into a three-stage progression characteristic of societies that now have low birth and death rates. Convenient labels for these three stages are Malthusian-frontier, neo-Malthusian, and post-Malthusian. (The term “Malthusian” comes from Thomas Robert Malthus , a pioneering English theorist of demography)....

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
415 words

... The study of human populations, their growth and decline, due to changing patterns of migration , fertility and mortality , and characteristics such as the sex ratio , dependency ratio, and age structure. The subject is sometimes divided for further elucidation into ‘formal demography’, meaning the formal statistical analysis of population parameters and dynamics, and ‘population studies’, the wider investigation of the causes and consequences of population structures and change. It is in the latter area that many demographers have interests which...

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Encyclopedia of Evolution

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
1,508 words
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... Demography is the study of populations and the processes that shape them. Demographic concepts and techniques are important in evolutionary biology both for what they tell us about the ecological theater in which evolution is played out and, more specifically, as tools to study the evolution of life histories and senescence. Demographers are concerned with the size, distribution, and age structure of populations (statics) and the forces that cause these quantities to change (dynamics). In population biology, demographic ideas are used most extensively...

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