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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.

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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.
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demography

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

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In particular, it prioritizes "partisan fairness" and competitiveness by requiring the demographer to reduce the number of districts in which candidates of a particular party tend to win by overwhelming majorities.
Wang Feng, a leading demographer from the University of California, Irvine, dismissed Yi's claims as sensational, extremely sloppy and based on highly politicised back-of-the-envelope calculations.
Demographer Bernard Salt noted that at present, the average household had plasma televisions, can travel overseas and fond of eating at cafes and restaurants on a regular manner.
"Women in many developing countries are having more children today than UN demographers previously thought."
Demographers said that Hispanics' share of the overall California population will continue to increase to about 41 percent by 2020, when whites will make up less than 37 percent.
(3) What kinds of data do you think demographers study to make population projections?
Aging and reduced fertility are the main factors driving this trend, say demographers, who project Cuba's population to shrink by 100,000 in the next 16 years and fall below 11 million by 2032.
This gain has helped close major gaps in life spans among different segments of the population, demographers say.
But demographers assert that, with family sizes falling, the use of ultrasound or amniocentesis to determine the sex of fetuses and abort unwanted ones has grown more rapidly.
My mother hung a cross-stitch in her kitchen that succinctly articulates what so many of the demographers stop short of saying: "Be kind to your children; they choose your nursing home."
UN demographers assume an even more dramatic drop in fertility in the 50 least-developed countries, from 4.6 children per woman to 2.5.
Featuring the work of a team of demographers, sociologists and anthropologists, this volume studies the transition to adulthood among the adult children of immigrants to Sweden.