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Migrant Integration between Homeland and Host Society Volume 2: How Countries of Origin Impact Migrant Integration Outcomes: An Analysis

Edited By Anna Di Bartolomeo, Sona Kalantaryan, Justyna Salamońska, Philippe Fargues

2017 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Global Migration Issues 8

Offers empirical evidence into possible tensions or overlapping interests between origin and destination when approaching migrant integration. Draws on an innovative methodology and new approaches to the ana ...


Migrant Integration between Homeland and Host Society Volume 1: Where Does the Country of Origin Fit?

Edited By Agnieszka Weinar, Anne Unterreiner, Philippe Fargues

2017 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Global Migration Issues 7

Establishes an analytical framework that can be used to examine the interaction between origin and destination in the migrant integration process. Features policy relevant assessments and recomm ...


The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response

By Michael Merson, Stephen Inrig

2018 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Provides the readers with an insider’s view of the history and development of the global response to the AIDS pandemic, perhaps the most complex pandemic in modern history.

Hardcover US$159


Family, Work and Wellbeing in Asia

Edited By Ming-Chang Tsai, Wan-chi Chen

2017 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Quality of Life in Asia 9

Includes comparative investigations into changing patterns of familial relationships in Asia. Draws upon mixed methodical approaches to family, work and quality of life studies. Highlights diversities among ...


Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land: A Role for Epigenomic and Environmental Interaction

By Bernard Kwabi-Addo

2017 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

  • Is a one-of-a-kind book in presenting a link between epigenetic and environmental interaction in understanding health disparities among the African diaspora
  • Discusses multiple ways in which environmental factors can influence health o ...

Africa's Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend

Edited By Hans Groth, John F. May

2017 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Analyzes the possibility for sub-Saharan Africa to reap the benefits of a demographic dividend. Reviews and defines the various conditions that must be met in order for the region to take full economic advantage of a larger labor force with fewer ...


Demographic Change and Long-Run Development

Edited By Matteo Cervellati, Uwe Sunde

2017 | The MIT Press
Copy Available: Yes

Hardcover US$35.00

This CESifo volume reviews recent approaches to economic demography, considering such topics as the bio-geographic origins of comparative development differences, the role of health improvements and mortality decline ...


Childlessness in Europe: Contexts, Causes, and Consequences

Edited By Michaela Kreyenfeld, Dirk Konietzka

2017 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series Demographic Research Monographs

  • This open access book provides an overview of the recent trend of childlessness throughout Europe
  • Offers a collection of papers written by ...

New Approaches to Death in Cities during the Health Transition

Edited By Diego Ramiro Fariñas, Michel Oris

2016 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series International Studies in Population 12
  • This open access book provides an overview of the recent trend of childlessness throughout Europe
  • Offers a collection of papers ...

A Longitudinal Approach to Family Trajectories in France: The Generations and Gender Survey

Edited By Arnaud Régnier-Loilier

2017 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series: INED Population Studies

Originally published with the title: Parcours de Familles L’enquête Étude des relations familiales et intergénérationnelles”, Coll. Grandes enquêtes,by ...


(*pending*) Stochastic Differential Equations: An Introduction with Applications in Population Dynamics Modeling

By Michael J. Panik

2017 | Wiley
Copy Available: No

Hardcover $162 ...

Contemporary Demographic Transformations in China, India and Indonesia

Edited By Christophe Z. Guilmoto, Gavin W. Jones

2016 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Demographic Transformation and Socio-Economic Development

  • Examines the profound demographic transformation currently taking place in Asia’s three most populated countries

Why Demography Matters

By Danny Dorling, Stuart Gietel-Basten

2017 | Polity Books
Copy Available: Yes

Wiley Canada Ltd.

Demography comes to the fore most positively when we see that we have choices, when we understand variation and when we are not deterministic in our prescriptions. The study of demography has for too long been dominated by ...


Population and Society: An Introduction

By Gregg Lee Carter

2016 | Polity Books
Copy Available: Yes

This exciting new book presents the field of social demography, animating the study of population with a vibrant sociological imagination. Gregg Lee Carter provides multiple demonstrations of how taking a demographic perspective can give us a bett ...


Immigration and the City

By Eric Fong, Brent Barry

2017 | Polity Books
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Immigration & Society

The majority of immigrants settle in cities when they arrive, and few can deny the dynamic influence migration has on cities. However, a "one-size-fits-all" approach cannot describe the activities and settle ...


Immigration and Population

By Stephanie A. Bohon, Meghan Conley

2015 | Polity Books
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Immigration & Society

This clear and perceptive text discusses how immigration impacts population size, composition, and distribution. The authors address major socio-political issues of immigration through the lens of demography ...


Migration and Freedom: Mobility, Citizenship, and Exclusion

By Brad K. Blitz

2016 | Edward Elgar
Copy Available: Yes

includes Preface to the paperback edition (hardcover copyright 2014)

Migration and Freedom is a thorough and revealing exploration of the complex relationship between mobility and citizenship in the European area. Drawing upon over 170 inter ...


Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty

By Scott W. Allard

2017 | Russell Sage Foundation
Copy Available: Yes

Using census data, administrative data from safety net programs, and interviews with nonprofit leaders in the Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas, Allard shows that poor suburban households resemble their urban counterpar ...


Fertility Transition in sub-Saharan Africa (Supplement to Population and Development Review)

Edited By John B. Casterline, John Bongaarts

2017 | US Population Council
Copy Available: Yes

Based on papers presented at a workshop sponsored by the Committee on Population of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (Washington June 2015)

Supplement to Volume 43 of the Population and Development Review...


(*pending*) Scale: The Search for Simplicity and Unity in the Complexity of Life, from Cells to Cities, Companies to Ecosystems, Milliseconds to Millennia

By Geoffrey West

2017 | Penguin Press
Copy Available: No

e-book 9781101621509 ...

Handbook of Migration and Health

Edited By Felicity Thomas

2016 | Edward Elgar
Copy Available: Yes

Migration is now firmly embedded as a leading global policy issue of the twenty-first century. Whilst not a new phenomenon, it has altered significantly in recent decades, with cha ...


Weathering Katrina: Culture and Recovery among Vietnamese Americans

By Mark J. VanLandingham

2017 | Russell Sage Foundation
Copy Available: Yes

In Weathering Katrina, public health scholar Mark VanLandingham analyzes their path to recovery, and examines the extent to which culture helped them cope during this crisis.

Contrasting his longitudinal survey data and qualitative interview ...


Sick of Inequality? An Introduction to the Relationship between Inequality and Health

By Andreas Bergh, Therese Nilsson, Daniel Waldenström

2016 | Edward Elgar
Copy Available: Yes

There is a clear trend in rich countries that despite rising incomes and living standards, the gap between rich and poor is widening. What does this mean for our health? Does increasing income inequality affect outcomes such ...

High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

By William M. Alley, Rosemarie Alley

2017 | Yale University Press
Copy Available: Yes

Groundwater depletion and contamination has spread from isolated areas to many countries throughout the world. In this accessible and timely book, hydrology expert William M. Alley and science writer Rosemarie Alley sound the call to protect ...


Energy and Civilization: A History

By Vaclav Smil

2017 | The MIT Press
Copy Available: Yes


Population Aging, Fertility and Social Security

By Akira Yakita

2017 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Population Economics

This book provides a comprehensive, theory-based analysis of current issues in population economics. It addresses the most important problems caused by demographic changes using the popular overlapping generation ...


(*pending*) Population Health Science

By Katherine M. Keyes, Sandro Galea

2016 | Oxford University Press
Copy Available: No

Softcover ...

Health Divides: Where You Live Can Kill You

By Clare Bambra

2016 | Policy Press (Univ. of Bristol)
Copy Available: Yes

Clare Bambra, a leading expert in public health, draws on case studies from across the globe to examine the social, environmental, economic and political causes of these health inequalities, how they have evolved over time and what they are ...


The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of 70,000 Ordinary Lives

By Helen Pearson

2016 | Counterpoint: Soft Skull
Copy Available: Yes

The first book from science journalist and Nature editor Pearson brings to life a particularly ambitious series of cohort studies, which draw conclusions from bulk data on large populations. Every 12 years since 1946, scientists have chosen one we ...


Biodemography of Aging: Determinants of Healthy Life Span and Longevity

By Anatoliy I. Yashin, Eric Stallard, Kenneth C. Land

2016 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis 40

  • Presents an innovative overview of the field of biodemography of aging
  • Provides rigorous research into how age-related changes at individual level contribute ...

Social Mobility in the 20th Century: Class Mobility and Occupational Change in the United States and Germany

By Florian R. Hertel

2017 | Springer Nature
Copy Available: Yes

Based on a novel class scheme and a unique compilation of German and American data, this book reveals that intergenerational class mobility increased over most of the past century. While country differences in intergenerational mobility are surpri ...


Rural Change in Australia: Population, Economy, Environment

Edited By Rae Dufty-Jones, John Connell

2014 | Ashgate
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning

New twenty-first century economic, social and environmental changes have challenged and reshaped rural Australia. They range from ageing populations, youth out-migration, immigration policies ...


Population Change in the United Kingdom

Edited By Tony Champion, Jane Falkingham

2016 | Rowman & Littlefield International
Copy Available: Yes

This book shows that the UK's population is increasing faster than at any point in the last 100 years, it is getting progressively older and it is becoming more diverse culturally and ethnically. More school leavers are going on to university. Coh ...


Survival under Uncertainty: An Introduction to Probability Models of Social Structure and Evolution

By Dimitri Volchenkov

2016 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Understanding Complex Systems

ebook DOI 10.1007/9783319394213


Agent-Based Modelling in Population Studies: Concepts, Methods, and Applications

Edited By André Grow, Jan Van Bavel

2017 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

ebook DOI 10.1007/9783319211834


Spanish Legacies: The Coming of Age of the Second Generation

By Alejandro Portes, Rosa Aparicio, William Haller

2016 | University of California Press
Copy Available: No

simultaneous hardcover edn 978-0-52028-629-0

e-book 9780520961579


Preterm Birth in the United States: A Sociocultural Approach

By Janet M. Bronstein

2016 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-32715-0 ...

(TBC) Border Encounters: Asymmetry and Proximity at Europe's Frontiers

Edited By Jutta Lauth Bacas, William Kavanagh

2016 | Berghahn
Copy Available: Yes

1st hardcover edition 2013 978-1-84545-396-1

also available as e-book 978-1-72838-138-9


Migration, Settlement and Belonging in Europe 1500–1930s: Comparative Perspectives

Edited By Steven King, Anne Winter

2016 | Berghahn
Copy Available: No

Series: International Studies in Social History 23

1st hardcover edn 2013 978-1-72838-145-7

also available as ebook 978-1-72838-146-4


GMO Sapiens: The Life-Changing Science of Designer Babies

By Paul Knoepfler

2016 | World Scientific
Copy Available: Yes


Race, Ethnicity and Welfare States: An American Dilemma?

Edited By Pauli Kettunen, Sonya Michel, Klaus Petersen

2015 | Edward Elgar
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Globalization and Welfare

e-book DOI 10.4337/9781784715373


Exhibiting Europe in Museums: Transnational Networks, Collections, Narratives and Representations

By Wolfram Kaiser, Stefan Krankenhagen, Kerstin Poehls

2016 | Berghahn
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Museums and Collections 6

Hardcover edition publ. 2014

e-book ISBN 978-1-78238-291-1


The Rise of Market Society in England 1066–1800

By Christine Eisenberg

2016 | Berghahn
Copy Available: Yes

Original title: Englands Weg in die Marktgesellschaft, translated from the German by Deborah Cohen (Göttingen 2009)

First English edition hardcover 978-1-78238-258-4 (2013)

Series: Studies in British and Imperial History 1, published f ...


The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction

By Henry T. Greely

2016 | Harvard University Press
Copy Available: Yes


Fertility Decline and Background Independence: Applying a Reaction-Diffusion System as a Stochastic Process

By Shuichirou Ike

2016 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Springers Briefs in population Studies

Series: Population Studies of Japan

co-publisher Population Association of Japan

e-book DOI 10.1007/9784431551515


Configuring Value Conflicts in Markets

Edited By Susanna Alexius, Kristina Tamm Hallström

2014 | Edward Elgar
Copy Available: Yes


Critical Event Studies: Approaches to Research

Edited By Ian R Lamond, Louise Platt

2016 | Palgrave Macmillan
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Leisure Studies in a Global Era

e-book DOI 10.1057/9781137523860


Time Series Econometrics

By Klaus Neusser

2016 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Springer Texts in  Business and Economics

e-book DOI 10.1007/9783319328621


Diverging Destinies: The Japanese Case

By James M. Raymo, Miho Iwasawa

2017 | Springer Nature
Copy Available: Yes

Series: SpringerBriefs in Population Studies

Series: Population Studies of Japan

co-publisher: Population Association of Japan

e-book DOI 10.1007/9789811001857




By Jim Penman

2015 | Cambridge Scholars
Copy Available: Yes

Biohistory is a revolutionary new theory that explores the biological and behavioural underpinnings of social change, including the rise and fall of civilizations. Informed by significant research into the physiological basis of behaviour conducted b ...

Migration, Mobilities and the Arab Spring: Spaces of Refugee Flight in the Eastern Mediterranean

Edited By Natalia Ribas-Mateos

2016 | Edward Elgar
Copy Available: Yes

e-book DOI 10.4337/9781785361951 ...
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