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The Resource Overcrowded world? : global population and international migration, Rainer Münz and Albert F. Reiterer ; translated by Julia Schweizer ; Klaus Wiegandt, general editor

Overcrowded world? : global population and international migration, Rainer Münz and Albert F. Reiterer ; translated by Julia Schweizer ; Klaus Wiegandt, general editor

Label
Overcrowded world? : global population and international migration
Title
Overcrowded world?
Title remainder
global population and international migration
Statement of responsibility
Rainer Münz and Albert F. Reiterer ; translated by Julia Schweizer ; Klaus Wiegandt, general editor
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Discusses the causes of population growth, examines the problems associated with overpopulation, and explores the effects of an aging population on the Western world
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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1954-
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Münz, Rainer
Dewey number
304.62
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Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
HB871
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Reiterer, Albert F.
  • Schweizer, Julia
  • Wiegandt, Klaus
Series statement
Sustainability project
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  • Overpopulation
  • Population
  • Population
  • Population aging
  • Demography
  • Population forecasting
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Demography
  • Overpopulation
  • Population aging
  • Population
  • Population forecasting
  • Population
Label
Overcrowded world? : global population and international migration, Rainer Münz and Albert F. Reiterer ; translated by Julia Schweizer ; Klaus Wiegandt, general editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction: past, present, and future of the global population : Population: what is it? ; Demography and human geography ; From "Adam and Eve" to nine billion ; Prognosis or projections? ; Problems facing the rich and poor societies of our world ; Growing global imbalances -- 2. The global population from prehistoric to early modern times: between "nature" and "culture" : The prehistory of humankind ; Evolution and proliferation of humanity: the past 130,000 years ; The Neolithic Revolution ; The first civilizations ; First censuses ; Global population in the ancient world ; The Middle Ages: population starts to grow ; A great leap forward, but not everywhere ; Europe -- 3. The new globalism: 1800 to 1950 : Growth and population distribution ; Social modernization and a shift in mortality ; The mortality crisis on the decline ; Fertility differences in Europe level off ; Asia and Africa ; Demographic transition: European innovation and global diffusion ; Newborns to "quality kids" -- 4. 1950 to 2050: peak and slowdown of global population growth : Dynamics of growth ; Global decline in numbers of children ; Significant drops in fertility in Asia and Latin America ; High fertility in Africa ; Highly developed regions, low number of children ; Europe: the continent with the lowest number of children ; Delayed slowdown in growth ; Enhanced reproductive age, hower number of children ; Mortality is declining almost everywhere ; Reduced infant and child mortality ; Rising life expectancy ; From births and deaths to population growth ; Northern and Southern hemispheres: variable population growth ; A shift in the demographic balance ; Differences between the continents ; From a growing to a shrinking population? ; In sum: how many people have ever lived? -- 5. Spatial mobility and international migration : Colonization and migration in the ancient world ; Germanic, Slavic, and Asiatic "tribal" migrations ; What became of the conquerors and conquered? ; The Modern Era: Europe's colonial and demographic expansion ; Intra-European migration between the Industrial Revolution and the Great Depression ; Deportation, forced migration, and "ethnic cleansing" ; Decolonization and postcolonial migration ; Labor migration ; Political refugees and ethnically privileged migrants ; Irregular migration to Europe ; Elite migration, retirement migration ; Global migration in the 20th and 21st centuries ; Migrants in traditional immigration countries ; Europe, the new immigration continent ; Europe and North America compared ; Prospects for the 21st century
  • 6. Urbanization and migration from rural to urban areas : The city in history ; Three stages of urban development ; Large cities are dependent on migrants ; Urbanization in developing and newly industrialized countries ; From the countryside to the urban world of the slums ; Global urbanization ; Megacities and global cities ; Incentives to migrate to the city -- 7. Demographic politics, family planning, reproductive health : Sexual education, a controversial issue ; Pro-natalist and anti-natalist policies ; For and against more children ; Global trend towards fewer children, continuing disparities ; Modernization and its consequences ; Family planning: demand and applied methods ; Demand for family planning ; Contraceptives and abortion ; Pregnancy termination and gender preferences ; Programs promoting family planning ; Additional demand for family planning ; And the results? -- 8. Health, illness, and death : Most common diseases and causes of death ; A shift in the causes of death ; From "dying before one's time" to a nursing risk ; Infectious diseases ; The HIV/AIDS epidemic ; Maternal mortality ; What can we do? -- 9. From a growing to an aging population : Demographic and biological aging ; Demographic aging ; Average age is rising globally ; Regional and continental age structure, a time-staggered development ; Childhood and early youth: a modern "invention" ; People of working age ; More elderly people ; The very old ; Active generation vs. young and old -- 10. Too many people : Population and development ; Empowerment of women ; Poverty and hunger ; Underdevelopment, lacking educational opportunities, underemployment ; Global aging ; Effects on the social security system ; A paramount dilemma of the 21st century -- Selected online resources and web links -- Appendix I: World population 2006
Control code
852756044
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299714434
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
502694
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852756044
Label
Overcrowded world? : global population and international migration, Rainer Münz and Albert F. Reiterer ; translated by Julia Schweizer ; Klaus Wiegandt, general editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction: past, present, and future of the global population : Population: what is it? ; Demography and human geography ; From "Adam and Eve" to nine billion ; Prognosis or projections? ; Problems facing the rich and poor societies of our world ; Growing global imbalances -- 2. The global population from prehistoric to early modern times: between "nature" and "culture" : The prehistory of humankind ; Evolution and proliferation of humanity: the past 130,000 years ; The Neolithic Revolution ; The first civilizations ; First censuses ; Global population in the ancient world ; The Middle Ages: population starts to grow ; A great leap forward, but not everywhere ; Europe -- 3. The new globalism: 1800 to 1950 : Growth and population distribution ; Social modernization and a shift in mortality ; The mortality crisis on the decline ; Fertility differences in Europe level off ; Asia and Africa ; Demographic transition: European innovation and global diffusion ; Newborns to "quality kids" -- 4. 1950 to 2050: peak and slowdown of global population growth : Dynamics of growth ; Global decline in numbers of children ; Significant drops in fertility in Asia and Latin America ; High fertility in Africa ; Highly developed regions, low number of children ; Europe: the continent with the lowest number of children ; Delayed slowdown in growth ; Enhanced reproductive age, hower number of children ; Mortality is declining almost everywhere ; Reduced infant and child mortality ; Rising life expectancy ; From births and deaths to population growth ; Northern and Southern hemispheres: variable population growth ; A shift in the demographic balance ; Differences between the continents ; From a growing to a shrinking population? ; In sum: how many people have ever lived? -- 5. Spatial mobility and international migration : Colonization and migration in the ancient world ; Germanic, Slavic, and Asiatic "tribal" migrations ; What became of the conquerors and conquered? ; The Modern Era: Europe's colonial and demographic expansion ; Intra-European migration between the Industrial Revolution and the Great Depression ; Deportation, forced migration, and "ethnic cleansing" ; Decolonization and postcolonial migration ; Labor migration ; Political refugees and ethnically privileged migrants ; Irregular migration to Europe ; Elite migration, retirement migration ; Global migration in the 20th and 21st centuries ; Migrants in traditional immigration countries ; Europe, the new immigration continent ; Europe and North America compared ; Prospects for the 21st century
  • 6. Urbanization and migration from rural to urban areas : The city in history ; Three stages of urban development ; Large cities are dependent on migrants ; Urbanization in developing and newly industrialized countries ; From the countryside to the urban world of the slums ; Global urbanization ; Megacities and global cities ; Incentives to migrate to the city -- 7. Demographic politics, family planning, reproductive health : Sexual education, a controversial issue ; Pro-natalist and anti-natalist policies ; For and against more children ; Global trend towards fewer children, continuing disparities ; Modernization and its consequences ; Family planning: demand and applied methods ; Demand for family planning ; Contraceptives and abortion ; Pregnancy termination and gender preferences ; Programs promoting family planning ; Additional demand for family planning ; And the results? -- 8. Health, illness, and death : Most common diseases and causes of death ; A shift in the causes of death ; From "dying before one's time" to a nursing risk ; Infectious diseases ; The HIV/AIDS epidemic ; Maternal mortality ; What can we do? -- 9. From a growing to an aging population : Demographic and biological aging ; Demographic aging ; Average age is rising globally ; Regional and continental age structure, a time-staggered development ; Childhood and early youth: a modern "invention" ; People of working age ; More elderly people ; The very old ; Active generation vs. young and old -- 10. Too many people : Population and development ; Empowerment of women ; Poverty and hunger ; Underdevelopment, lacking educational opportunities, underemployment ; Global aging ; Effects on the social security system ; A paramount dilemma of the 21st century -- Selected online resources and web links -- Appendix I: World population 2006
Control code
852756044
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299714434
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
502694
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852756044

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