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Author Sciubba, Jennifer D., author.

Title 8 billion and counting : how sex, death, and migration shape our world / Jennifer D. Sciubba.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  304.6 SCI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 286 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A provocative description of the power of population change to create the conditions for societal transformation. As the world nears 8 billion people, the countries that have led the global order since World War II are becoming the most aged societies in human history. At the same time, the world's poorest and least powerful countries are suffocating under an imbalance of population and resources. In 8 Billion and Counting, political demographer Jennifer D. Sciubba argues that a deeper understanding of fertility, mortality, and migration trends points us toward the investments we need to make today to shape the future we want tomorrow. Drawing from decades of research, policy experience, and teaching, Sciubba employs stories and statistics to explain how demographic trends, like age structure and ethnic composition, signal crucial signposts for future violence and peace, repression and democracy, poverty and prosperity."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction -- Part 1: Coitus, quietus, exodus. From the cradle ; Gray dawn ; A billion ways to die ; People on the move -- Part 2: How population trends shape our world. Warfare and wombfare ; Malthus versus Marx ; The future of global population.
Subject Population -- Economic aspects.
Population -- Social aspects.
Demographic transition.
Genre/Form Informational works.
Added Title Eight billion and counting
ISBN 9781324002703 (hardcover)

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