Beginning Population Studies

By David Lucas and others

Beginning Australian Population Studies is intended for students in Australia who need a rapid overview of the non-mathematical aspects of demography. It is based on the textbook Beginning Population Studies which has been in print since 1984 and has been translated into several Asian languages. We would like to thank the publishers, the National Centre for Development Studies at The Australian National University, Canberra, for permission to include parts of the second (1994) edition here.

The following chapters are available now in PDF format:

1. The Scope of Demography (PDF 25KB)
    2002 David Lucas

    1a. Demography and Gender (PDF 75KB)
    2005 Irene Mariam Tazi-Preve

    1b. Population Policy and Advocacy (PDF 53KB)
    2003 David Lucas

2. Population Data (PDF 332KB)
    2014 Barbara Edgar, David Lucas and Steven McEachern

    2a. Historical Demography (PDF 68KB)
    2006 Cathy Day, Rebecca Kippen and David Lucas

3. World Population Growth (PDF 65KB)
   2003 David Lucas

    3a. Epidemics (PDF 49KB).
    2006 Jack Caldwell


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