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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Demography.
2. Demographic Data and Applied Demography.
3. Demographic Perspectives.
4. The Health and Mortality Transition.
5. The Fertility Transition.
6. The Migration Transition.
7. The Urbanization Transition.
8. The Age Transition and the Life Course.
9. Family Demography, Race/Ethnicity, and Life Chances.
10. Population, the Environment, and Global Sustainability.

About the Author

John R. Weeks is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University. He is also Clinical Professor of Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, a Senior Fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology and a research associate of the Broom Center for Demography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds a doctorate in Demography from the University of California, Berkeley, from which he also received a bachelor's degree in Sociology and a master's degree in Demography. After spending the first two decades of his career in Sociology (including seven years as department chair at San Diego State University), he moved into Geography. An author and co-author of numerous books, Dr. Weeks has published more than 140 papers and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and books. His research has been funded by millions of dollars in grants from private and public sources, including the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In 2016 Dr. Weeks was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Population Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.

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