W1R - PopulationLivelyIntro

W1R - PopulationLivelyIntro - Population Vol. 58, No. 4...

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New Edition Our fascination with population stems from an interest in our own lives. Change is a fundamental aspect of any population. Demographic forces have a profound impact on society. Population: A Lively Introduction, 4th Edition by Joseph A. McFalls Jr. BULLETIN A publication of the Population Reference Bureau Population Vol. 58, No. 4 December 2003
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Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Founded in 1929, the Population Reference Bureau is the leader in providing timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications. PRB informs policymakers, educators, the media, and concerned citizens working in the public interest around the world through a broad range of activities, including publications, information services, seminars and workshops, and technical support. Our efforts are sup- ported by government contracts, foundation grants, individual and corporate contributions, and the sale of publications. PRB is governed by a Board of Trustees representing diverse community and professional interests. Officers Michael P. Bentzen, Chairman of the Board, Partner, Hughes and Bentzen, PLLC, Washington, D.C. Patricia Gober, Vice Chairwoman of the Board, Professor of Geography, Arizona State University, Tempe William P. Butz, President and Chief Executive Officer Population Reference Bureau, Washington, D.C. Jodie T. Allen, Secretary of the Board, Managing Editor, U.S. News & World Report, Washington, D.C. Richard F. Hokenson, Treasurer of the Board, Director, Hokenson and Company, Lawrenceville, New Jersey Trustees Patty Perkins Andringa, Consultant and Facilitator, Bethesda, Maryland Suzanne M. Bianchi, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Population Research Center, University of Maryland, College Park Bert T. Edwards, Executive Director, Office of Historical Trust Accounting, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. James H. Johnson Jr., William Rand Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor and Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Terry D. Peigh, Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Operations, Foote, Cone & Belding, Chicago, Illinois Francis L. Price, Chairman and CEO, Q3 Industries and Interact Performance Systems, Columbus, Ohio Douglas Richardson, Executive Director, Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C. Gary B. Schermerhorn, Managing Director of Technology, Goldman, Sachs & Company, New York Barbara Boyle Torrey, Independent Writer and Consultant, Washington, D.C. Leela Visaria, Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, India Montague Yudelman, Senior Fellow, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, D.C. Mildred Marcy, Chairwoman Emerita
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1 Population: A Lively Introduction, 4th Edition Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fertility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Box 1. The Intermediate Variables That Affect Fertility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Box 2. Fertility Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Figure 1. U.S. Birth Rates by Age of Mother, Selected Age Groups, 1955–2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Figure 2. Age Patterns of Fertility: Japan, Mali, and the United States, 2001 . . . 9 Mortality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Figure 3. U.S. Death Rates by Age for Males, 1900 and 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Figure 4.
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