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demography

the analysis of human POPULATIONS according to their total size, birth rates, death rates and migration; the age and sex distribution of populations and their geographical and occupational distributions; racial and religious profiles, etc.

Firms need to monitor changes in the demographic environment because these changes can have a significant impact on the demand for particular CONSUMER GOODS and SERVICES. For instance, the increase in the proportions of elderly citizens in the total population in most industrialized countries over recent decades has created new market opportunities for companies in such areas as health care and leisure products; while declining birth rates have reduced the demand for children's clothing and toys. See SOCIOECONOMIC GROUP.

demography

the study of human POPULATIONS, including their total size, population changes over time as determined by changes in BIRTH RATES, DEATH RATES and MIGRATION; the age and sex distribution of populations and their geographical and occupational distributions. Statistical data on populations is compiled from CENSUSES of population and records of births, See DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION.

demography

A study of the characteristics of people living in an area.

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Meanwhile, demographers seemed to be in tune with what Christensen was saying.
When demographers make assumptions, that's exactly what they are" he says.
Frey, a demographer from the University of Michigan's Population Studies Center and the Brookings Institution.
Although the CFR is more accurate, demographers prefer to use the TFR because it provides more up-to-date information on current trends in fertility.
He and other demographers discussed the nation's most recent population count last week in Boston at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
There is one demographer who predicts that every female child born today has a 50-50 chance.
In 2030, Italy could be the first (country) in the world where there are more over 60s than people of working age, and in Italy many of those of working age don't work,"' said demographer Prof Antonio Golini of Rome's Sapienza University.
Furthermore, the programming was so carefully chosen for stylistic and ethnic balance that it made you wonder whether the organizers had consulted a demographer.
Dan Patrick as well as Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, plus a presentation from former State Demographer Steve Murdock.
Census does not explicitly track the country's undocumented population, Pew Hispanic Center demographer Jeffrey Passel derived his estimates by subtracting the population of legal immigrants from the country's total population.
Melbourne, June 1 (ANI): A demographer has claimed that single men in their mid-40s are suffering from a severe case of 'hotness delusion syndrome' because they receiving lots of attention from women.
is at the cutting edge of these trends,'' said Hans Johnson, a demographer with the PPIC and a co-author of the study.