from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of the characteristics of human populations, such as size, growth, density, distribution, and vital statistics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of human populations, and how they change.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The study of vital statistics, such as births, deaths, marriages, mortality, health, etc., in populations and subgroups of populations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That department of anthropology which relates to vital and social statistics and their application to the comparative study of races and of nations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations
One of the harsh truths people don't want to accept is what I call the demography of apart - heid.
But I reject this idea that demography is destiny.
In the United States as in Israel, demography is not Israel's friend.
Because Faux viewers demography is so elderly, the amount of time spent in front of the wide screen droolmaker is exaggerated.
As someone with a background in demography I found these population pyramids frightening.
He kept hammering out posts about why "demography is political destiny", and why everyone else were ostriches but he was Paul Revere ... etc.
Ongoing research on the resident population is focused on analysis of land use and activities, large-scale trends in demography, subsistence and environmental impacts.
Since the lead in to Texas and Ohio on March 4 when the candidates 'respective coalitions seemed to harden even further, the final stretch run of the Democratic primary has epitomized the phrase, "demography is destiny."
As usual, Steyn was over the top on a number of points, but his base argument that demography is destiny is indisputable.
Indeed many people in very low fertility countries attempt - often vociferously - to deny that long term demography has any economic significance at all.
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