Demographic Transition Theory

Demographic Transition Theory

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This book has a strong theoretical focus and is unique in addressing both mortality and fertility over the full span of human history. It examines the demographic transition in the change in the human condition from high mortality and high fertility to low mortality and low fertility. It asks if fluctuating populations is a new phenomenon, or if there has long been an inherent tendency in Man to maximize survival and to control family size.This extraordinary change in the human condition was the product of the Industrial Revolution which led to real average incomes ... The aim of this essay is threefold: to explore how the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions produced the mortality decline; ... The causes of the change in mortality levels have been extensively researched but most emphasis has been on why the decline began when it did.

Title:Demographic Transition Theory
Author:John C. Caldwell
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-09-21


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