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Woman saves the world

by Laura Lolli, Marilena Marcato & Marilena Marcato

The book "Why should we make more children?" by Piero Angela and Lorenzo Pinna was published in 2008. With this book today we are trying to give an answer to a question that might seem rhetorical, but it's not!...


Generation Me - Revised and Updated: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before

by Jean M. Twenge Ph.D.

The Associated Press calls them "The Entitlement Generation," and they are storming into schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. They are today's young people, a new generation with sky-high...


Amortality

by Catherine Mayer

Does your real age match the age you feel?

When do we reach middle age?

When, if ever, are we old?

The way we age and the way we perceive age has changed radically. As we embrace new experiences, relationships...


Pinched

by Don Peck

The Great Recession is not done with us yet. While the most acute part of the economic crisis is past, the recession's most significant impact on American life still lies in the future. The personal, social,...


Western Sahara: The Refugee Nation

by Pablo San Martin

This book explores the dynamic process of construction of the new Saharawi identity, culture and society developed in the refugee camps over the three last decades of conflict and analyses the complex articulation...


The Population of the South: Structure and Change in Social Demographic Context

by Robert H. Weller, Dudley L., Jr. Poston & Daniel O. Price

The expression "the New South" was introduced by Henry Grady, editor of the Atlanta Constitution, to a New York audience in 1886; every generation of writers since has used the term. The southern population,...


Demographic Engineering: Population Strategies in Ethnic Conflict

by Paul Morland

Offering a new way of thinking about demographic engineering ('hard demography' versus 'soft demography') and how ethnic groups in conflict deploy demographic strategies, this book will have a broad appeal to...


Job Placements and Job Shifts in China: The Effects of Education, Family Background and Gender

by Lijuan Wu

The book investigates the impact of the market-oriented economic reform in China on a unique aspect of the labor market outcomes — individuals' access to different employment sectors, that is, the state and...


Africa Rising : Harnessing the Demographic Dividend

by Paulo Drummond & Vimal Thakoor

Africa will account for 80 percent of the projected 4 billion increase in the global population by 2100. The accompanying increase in its working age population creates a window of opportunity, which if properly...


Future of Asia's Finance: How Can It Meet Challenges of Demographic Change and Infrastructure Needs?

by Ding Ding & Raphael W. Lam

There is a role for Asia’s financial sector to play to address the challenges associated with the region’s changing demographics and infrastructure investment needs. Enhancing financial innovation and integration...


A Portrait of America: The  Demographic Perspective

by John Iceland

Portrait of America describes our nation's changing population and examines through a demographic lens some of our most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial...


Coping with Population Challenges

by Louise Lassonde

Despite rapidly decreasing rates of population growth caused by reduced fertility in the majority of world regions, demographers are predicting that the world's population will still double by the year 2050....


Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan African Demography

by Clifford O. Odimegwu & John Kekovole

This book offers an in-depth African perspective to the major issues in demographic discourse in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides comprehensive analysis of sub-Saharan African censuses, profiling demographic...


Progress in Urban Geography

by Michael Pacione

A substantial proportion of the world's population now live in towns and cities, so it is not surprising that urban geography has emerged as a major focus for research. This edited collection, first published...


Urban Problems and Planning in the Developed World

by Michael Pacione

This edited collection, first published in 1981, presents a discussion of the urban problems faced in the developed world, and addresses the plans and policies devised by governments to solve them. Using a number...


Progress in Political Geography

by Michael Pacione

Since the 1970s, the field of political geography has undergone a significant transformation, where new methodologies have been implemented to investigate the exercise of the power of the state within the urban...


Migration and Humanitarian Crisis: Causes, Consequences and Responses

by Susan F. Martin, Sanjula Weerasinghe & Abbie Taylor

Whether it is the stranding of tens of thousands of migrant workers at the Libyan-Tunisian border, or the large-scale displacement triggered by floods in Pakistan and Colombia, hardly a week goes by in which...


Revising the Storm

by Geffrey Davis & Dorianne Laux

Cave Canem fellow's prize-winning collection speaks to masculinity, fatherhood, racial prejudice, and the ravages of the '80s urban crack epidemic.


European Immigration: A Sourcebook

by Anna Triandafyllidou & Ruby Gropas

Fully updated and containing chapters on the new EU member states and the attempt to form a common EU migration policy, this new edition of European Immigration: A Sourcebook provides a comprehensive overview...


Beyond Demographic Dividends

by Fang Cai

This book presents empirical observations and theoretical thinking of the fundamental changes in the Chinese economy. It starts with a warning of the arrival of the Lewis Turning Point, which is empirically...