Demography at the Edge

Demography at the Edge

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Addressing the methodological and topical challenges facing demographers working in remote regions, this book compares and contrasts the research, methods and models, and policy applications from peripheral regions in developed nations. With the emphasis on human populations as dynamic, adaptive, evolving systems, it explores how populations respond in different ways to changing environmental, cultural and economic conditions and how effectively they manage these change processes. Theoretical understandings and policy issues arising from demographic modelling are tackled including: competition for skilled workers; urbanisation and ruralisation; population ageing; the impacts of climate change; the life outcomes of Indigenous peoples; globalisation and international migration. Based on a strong theoretical framework around issues of heterogeneity, generational change, temporariness and the relative strength of internal and external ties, Demography at the Edge provides a common set of approaches and issues that benefit both researchers and practitioners.The North West Territories Above-Ground Pool Program People rarely think about the contribution that recreation can make to demographic ... maintenance garages and other structures throughout the NWT, which - until the territorial division in 1999 - included what is now Nunavut. ... pools, were necessitated by the fact that permafrost made digging deep pools in the North both impractical and costly.

Title:Demography at the Edge
Author:Assoc Prof Rasmus Ole Rasmussen, Mr Andrew Taylor, Professor Dean Carson, Professor Lee Huskey, Professor Prescott C. Ensign
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-11-28


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