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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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Demographer Mark McCrindle attributed the change in culture to the Gen Y whom he said was the most financially endowed generation among Australia's passed generations.
Women in many developing countries are having more children today than UN demographers previously thought.
Demographer Carl Haub of the Population Reference Bureau points out that some of the poorest Indian states, including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, have the population of medium-sized countries and are likely to get much bigger.
Before you break out the balloons, consider this: "The probability that somebody guesses correctly," demographer Alberto Palloni told USA Today, "is as little [small] as winning the lottery.
Demographic forecasting is becoming a popular tool to help lawmakers make informed decisions on myriad public policy issues, a leading demographer told state legislators and staff at the National Conference of State Legislatures' 2005 "Strong States, Strong Nation" meeting.
Family history as a field owes its existence not only to the work of demographers but also to the bold speculations of Philippe Aries and Lawrence Stone about the emotional tone of family life in the past.
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.
Some demographers believe that the maximum human life span has fallen in the 120-year range for many millennia.
That, along with tracking the birth rate is the guiding principle for demographers.
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.
Thus immigrant Irish, Jews of the diaspora, Black North Americans, refugees and exiles and prisoners of all persuasions demonstrate, under the scrutiny of demographers and sociologists, a high tolerance, almost an appetite for the rites and ceremonies connected to death.
Nearly all demographers now agree that the world's population will top out at about 8.