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Ecological Orbits: How Planets Move and Populations Grow

Lev Ginzburg and Mark Colyvan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168167
eISBN:
9780199790159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168167.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The main focus of the book is the presentation of the inertial view of population growth. This view provides a rather simple model for complex population dynamics, and is achieved at the level of the ... More


Techniques for surveying exploited species

E. J. Milner-Gulland and Marcus Rowcliffe

in Conservation and Sustainable Use: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198530367
eISBN:
9780191713095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530367.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter summarizes the methods available for estimating the population parameters that may be needed to assess biological sustainability, including population abundance, population and ... More


Understanding Poverty

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Roland Bénabou, and Dilip Mookherjee

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This volume presents 28 essays on poverty by some of the leading experts in the field of economics. The book is divided into three sections, beginning with an essay about how poverty is measured. The ... More


Fertility and Income

T. Paul Schultz

in Understanding Poverty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This essay explores the hypothesis that some sources of family income encourage, while other sources discourage fertility because different sources of family income modify the economic opportunities ... More


The Population Debate in Historical Perspective: Revisionism Revised

Allen C. Kelley

in Population Matters: Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Developing World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244072
eISBN:
9780191595974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244073.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores the key aspects of the population debate that have influenced the dominance of population revisionism among scholars in the United States since the 1950s. It reviews four ... More


Minorities: Cultural Integration, Family Planning, and Population Changes

Isabelle Attané

in Transition and Challenge: China's Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199299294
eISBN:
9780191715082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299294.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter focuses on demographic changes in China's major ethnic minority groups and compares them with those observed in the population of the Han. Great variations were observed in fertility, ... More


Rural Population Growth, Agricultural Change, and Natural Resource Management in Developing Countries: A Review of Hypotheses and Some Evidence from Honduras

John Pender

in Population Matters: Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Developing World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244072
eISBN:
9780191595974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244073.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses key hypotheses on the impacts of rural population growth on agriculture, natural resource management, and related impacts on poverty in development countries. It is argued that ... More


Growing Regional Variation: Demographic Change and its Implications

TIM DYSON

in Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264515
eISBN:
9780191734403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses some of the principal factors that have conditioned changes in the demography of India. The demographic trends at the regional and national level are examined, followed by a ... More


African wild dogs: Demography and population dynamics of African wild dogs in three critical populations

Scott Creel, Michael G. L. Mills, and J. Weldon McNutt

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) always have low population densities when compared to sympatric large carnivores. Most populations are small, and only a handful exceeds 500. Three of the largest ... More


Geographic Range Expansion of Exotic Birds

Tim M. Blackburn, Julie L. Lockwood, and Phillip Cassey

in Avian Invasions: The Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199232543
eISBN:
9780191715983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232543.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Once an exotic species has successfully established a self-sustaining population, it may spread beyond its initial point of introduction and establish meaningful interactions with species native to ... More


Population Growth and International Migration

Hania Zlotnik

in International Migration: Prospects and Policies in a Global Market

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199269006
eISBN:
9780191601309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269009.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

International migration has always been an important process leading to the redistribution of population. At the beginning of the twentieth century, it was a major component of the population growth ... More


Excitable and Nonexcitable Population Dynamics

Kevin S. McCann

in Food Webs (MPB-50)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the dynamics of basic population models, with a particular focus on the general biological conditions under which population dynamics are stabilized, or destabilized, by ... More


Authoritarianism and Democracy

Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu

in Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653645
eISBN:
9780191742033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653645.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Robust authoritarian governments are better placed than democratic governments to implement unpopular reforms effectively, so it might seem that they have a better chance of tackling human induced ... More


The Lord's Day

Andrew R. Holmes

in The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter outlines the attitude of Ulster Presbyterians to Sabbath attendance and observance, along with the efforts of religious reformers in the 19th century to improve lay practice and deal ... More


How and Why Population Matters: New Findings, New Issues

Nancy Birdsall and Steven W. Sinding

in Population Matters: Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Developing World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244072
eISBN:
9780191595974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244073.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion on the effects of demographic change on economic growth in developing countries. It draws on the studies included in this volume to illustrate ... More


Population Dynamics

John Landers

in The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

Population in Europe and elsewhere displayed a long-term cyclical pattern in which phases of sustained growth alternated with stagnation or absolute decline. Demographers recognise three major cycles ... More


The Rise of the New Christianity

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents an analysis of the growth of the new Southern Christianity in relation to population growth in Southern countries, which is expected to surge dramatically in the middle term ... More


Population Growth and the Constraint of Natural Resources

Yujiro Hayami and Yoshihisa Godo

in Development Economics: From the Poverty to the Wealth of Nations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199272709
eISBN:
9780191602870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272700.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The causes of 'population explosion' in developing economies today are identified in the light of demographic histories in both developed and developing economies in order to make future predictions. ... More


Saving, Wealth, and Population

Ronald D. Lee, Andrew Mason, and Tim Miller

in Population Matters: Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Developing World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244072
eISBN:
9780191595974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244073.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the impact of demographic change on saving rates, wealth, and standards of living in East Asia. It is shown that the demand for material wealth relative to income is much higher ... More


Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: New Policy Options

Ramón López and Michael A. Toman (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199298006
eISBN:
9780191603877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199298009.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This paper examines the record of urban population growth, health, and health care spending in developing countries; describes the linkage between urban air pollution and health; and weighs policy ... More


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