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Population growth and the complex society

by Helen MacGill Hughes

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Published by Allyn and Bacon in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Population

  • Edition Notes

    Prepared by Sociological Resources for the Social Studies.

    StatementCompiled and edited by Helen MacGill Hughes
    SeriesReadings in sociology series
    ContributionsSociological Resources for the Social Studies (Project)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB871 .H85
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 211 p.
    Number of Pages211
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26690867M
    LC Control Number71186407

    If you do not want an encyclopedic book about growth, then this book is not for you. While it synthesizes an incredibly wide breadth of facts about growth, the book lacks a grand synthesis of what it all means in terms of complexity or the the underlying laws that govern the It seems that people's rating of Smil's book only 3 or 4 stars /5. J.L. Finkle, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Population policy has a long history of engendering political controversy that promises to persist as it is fueled by divergent views of the Good Society. The deeply held beliefs that make population policy an object of intense dispute have their roots in such issues as political and economic ideologies.

      Science topics: Social Science Sociology Demography and Population Studies Population Growth. Population Growth - Science topic. Increase, over a specific period of time, in the number of. Eventually, however, population growth begins to level off after exploding, as explained by demographic transition theory, discussed see this in the bottom half of Figure “Total World Population, –”, which shows the average annual growth rate for the world’s rate has declined over the last few decades and is projected to further decline .

    Worries about human population growth are not new. Exactly years ago () Thomas Malthus published An Essay on the Principle of Population. In this book he pointed out that the human population tends to grow geometrically, while the resources available to support it tend to grow arithmetically.   Human Population Growth "The massive growth in the human population through the 20th century has had more impact on biodiversity than any other single factor." --Sir David King, science advisor to the UK governmentA first look at 8 Billion Angels! 8 Billion Angels OFFICIAL TRAILER from terry spahr on Rewilding Institute Position on .


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Population growth and the complex society by Helen MacGill Hughes Download PDF EPUB FB2

Modern Population Growth In the late 20th cent., a major population difference arose in the comparative growth rates of the developed (%) and developing (%) nations. Africa's annual growth rate is now about %, compared to % for Asia, % in Latin America, and % in Europe.

on population growth that has dominated the field for the past decade. The scholarly literature on this issue labels this view, which stresses the mixed and ambiguous impacts of population growth on economic change, revisionism.

Here we briefly outline the conclusions of this school of thought as expressed in an overview of the population. "The Collapse of Complex Societies contains much useful historical and archeological information on empires that have abruptly disappeared." James B.

Rule, SUNY, Stony Brook, in Population and Environment "The book is thought-provoking, engaging, and often witty, and well illustrates the relevancy of classical antiquity to contemporary concerns."Cited by: The conclusion that rapid population growth has slowed development is by no means straightfor-ward or clearcut (see Box ).

Under certain condi-tions moderate population growth can be benefi-cial. As Chapter 4 showed, in Europe, Japan, and North America economic growth has been accom-panied by moderate population growth, which.

Weisman's book, by contrast, offers hope. Countdown emphasizes that it is possible to curb population growth by voluntarily limiting family size. He Author: Hania Zlotnik. Population and Society: An Introduction to Demography is an ideal text for undergraduate, as well as graduate, students taking their first course in demography.

It is sociologically oriented, although economics, political science, geography, history, and the other social sciences are also used to inform the materials. Although the emphasis is on demography, the book. Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars.

An Essay on the Principle of Population (Paperback) by. The End of World Population Growth in the 21st Century: New Challenges for Human Capital Formation and Sustainable Development (Population and Sustainable Development) by.

The relationship between population growth and growth of economic output has been studied extensively (Heady & Hodge, ).Many analysts believe that economic growth in high-income countries is likely to be relatively slow in coming years in part because population growth in these countries is predicted to slow considerably (Baker, Delong, & Krugman, ).

Population growth is the increase in the number of individuals in a human population growth amounts to around 83 million annually, or % per year. The global population has grown from 1 billion in to billion in It is expected to keep growing, and estimates have put the total population at billion by mid, billion by mid and.

yearly growth rates lower than.1 percent until Then population growth started to rise in Western Europe and its o⁄shoots in the 18th and 19th centuries, peaking around at 1 percent and then decreased to percent nowadays. In the developing world population growth remained low throughout the. The resulting report was titled Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S.

Security and Overseas Interests and serves as an official foreign policy guide to population issues for the U.S. today as well. The request for the memorandum was called NSSM (National Security Study Memorandum), while the official endorsing of it that led.

Growth is manifested in annual increments of continental crust, a rising gross domestic product, a child's growth chart, the spread of cancerous cells. In this magisterial book, Vaclav Smil offers systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations/5(72).

In the opening chapter, the book discusses the nature of population decline, and then proceeds to demonstrate the complex ways in which fears of population decline emerged in the period Chapter 4 details the advancement in the periodwhile Chapters 5 and 6 discuss the phenomenon of baby bust and policy responses to it.

Population Growth, Resource Consumption, and a Sustainable World, a joint statement by the officers of the Royal Society of London and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, ; Statement Issued by the International Conference on Population, Natural Resources, and Development, organized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Swedish.

duction and contraceptive methods, and the practice of family planning. Against the background of the demographic argument, presented in the preceding section, we must inquire into the social factors, broadly defined, that are involved in population growth and its control.

While population growth and density are unquestionably related to forest cover trends, there is no simple way to describe or predict that association. Not surprisingly, the relationship is as complex as the regional and cultural variations in human societies and the changes in those societies over time.

Population growth increased significantly as the Industrial Revolution gathered pace from onwards. The last 50 years have seen a yet more rapid increase in the rate of population growth due to medical advances and substantial increases in agricultural productivity, particularly beginning in the s, made by the Green Revolution.

In the United Nations Population. He saw increasing population density and population growth as key factors in the evolution of society and the advent of modernity. As the number of people in a given area increase, he posited, so does the number of interactions, and the society becomes more complex.

Human populations, societies and economies are, according to Smil, the world’s “most complex assemblies,” and so it’s fitting that they’re addressed in what is by far the book’s most substantial chapter at pages. Vaclav Smil is a distinguished professor emeritus in the faculty of environment at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.

Over more than 40 years, his books on the environment, population. Our growing population Infive years after the founding of the United Nations, world population was estimated at around billion people.

It. A population paradox could help us outrun our doom. Our lust for growth as a species and economically spells our downfall, argues a new book, we may have overlooked the way to save ourselves.Where is the Real Population Problem?

We in the Western World tend to point the finger at developing countries as being the major culprit for population growth. And it is true that the fractional growth rates in such places is alarming, with doubling times of a few decades.

We are justified in wondering how this population will be fed.