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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/socialresearch/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.

 

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Demography


core definition

Demography is the study of vital statistics usually with a view to revealing the nature of life in different communities.


explanatory context

Demography is concerned with life expectancy, infant mortality, health, age distributions, and so on.


analytical review

Demography Study Using Cemetery Data (undated) states:

Demography is defined as "the study of the characteristics of human populations, such as size, growth, density, distribution and vital statistics".

 

Elwell's Glossary of Sociology (undated) defines demography as:

The scientific study of human population--including size, growth, movement, density, and composition.


associated issues

 


related areas

 


Sources

Demography Study Using Cemetery Data, undated, Demography - Human Population Ecology, available at http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets/demography_using_cemetery_data.html, accessed 21 January 2013, still available 17 December 2016.

Elwell's Glossary of Sociology, undated, available at http://campus.murraystate.edu/academic/faculty/frank.elwell/prob3/glossary/socgloss.htm, page not available 20 December 2016.


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