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Why Demography Matters

Danny Dorling

Demography is not destiny. As Giacomo Casanova explained over two centuries ago: There is no such thing as destiny. We ourselves shape our own lives.


Today we are shaping them and our societies more than ever before. Globally, we have never had fewer children per adult: our population is about to stabilize, though we do not know when or at what number, or what will happen after that. It will be the result of billions of very private decisions influenced in turn by multiple events and policies, some more unpredictable than others. More people are moving further around the world than ever before: we too often see that as frightening, rather than as indicating greater freedom. Similarly, we too often lament greater ageing, rather than recognizing it as a tremendous human achievement with numerous benefits to which we must adapt.


Demography comes to the fore most positively when we see that we have choices, when we understand variation and when we are not deterministic in our prescriptions. The study of demography has for too long been dominated by pessimism and inhuman, simplistic accounting. As this fascinating and persuasive overview demonstrates, how we understand our demography needs to change again.

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ACAR YALÇIN

The importance of demography lies in its contribution to helping government and society better prepare to deal for the issues and demands of population growth, aging and migration. The statistics and predictions resulting from demographic studies can, for example, aid in the development of adequate school systems, estimate the required funding for senior services and develop workable healthcare systems. Demography is not destiny. As Giacomo Casanova explained over two centuries ago: 'There is no such thing as destiny. We ourselves shape our own lives.' Today

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KORKMAZ YAVUZ

Demography comes to the fore most positively when we see that we have choices, when we understand variation and when we are not deterministic in our  ...

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DOĞAN KARA

Demography is not destiny. As Giacomo Casanova explained over two centuries ago: 'There is no such thing as destiny. We ourselves shape our own lives.' Today... 11.07.2020

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ÖZTÜRK ÖZDEMİR

Demography is the study of characteristics and dynamics within the human population. Demography is used to determine the need for famine relief and food aid in developing countries. Vital statistics include and often begin with demographics. Why is Australia so sparsely populated? How relevant is demography to the field of public health?

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ÇELİK YILDIRIM

Read chapter Front Matter: Because forced migration situations are often physically dangerous and politically complicated, estimates of these populations . .. all too easy to start to apply them as a matter of routine, to stop questioning whether and why they are appropriate for our particular purposes. When this ...