Unformatted text preview: the 2020s. Understandably, sociologists around the world exhibit urgent concern about increases in the global population. Demography (from the Greek word meaning “description of people”) is the study of human populations. The discipline examines the size and composition of populations, as well as the movement of people from locale to locale. Demographers also analyze the effects of population growth and its control. Several demographic variables play central roles in the study of human populations, especially fertility and fecundity, mortality and life expectancy, and migration ....
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- Fall '09
- Demography, demographic variables, global population, racial group. High