Population & Migration, 2nd edition

By Michael Witherick
May 2011
Hodder Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781444119824
126 pages, Illustrated
$36.50 paper original

Written by highly experienced authors, examiners and teachers, each title opens with an introductory framework that identifies the relevant key concepts and then follows with a series of short cases that include succinct analysis of the issues raised. In the Using case studies boxes, specific questions are posed and examiner guidance is provided on how the material can be used to tackle them; exercises based on one or more of the case studies are also included.

The concluding section provides more detailed advice on making the most of the case studies in the examination.

Table of Contents:
About this book
Key terms
Part 1: Population data
The census
Case study 1: The UK’s 2001 and 2011 censuses
ICT and population data
Case study 2: What's on the internet?
Case study 3: Ready-made population pyramids
Case study 4: Researching your family tree
Part 2: Population change
Global population growth
Case study 5: Predicting global population growth
Components of population change
The demographic transition
Case study 6: Putting three Asian countries to the test
Case study 7: A new stage in the DTM (1)
Case study 8: A new stage in the DTM (2)
Part 3: Population distribution
The global pattern
Factors affecting distribution and density
Case study 9: Population distribution in Ethiopia
Limitations of distribution maps
Case study 10: A warning about population distribution maps
Changing distributions
Case study 11: Significant shifts in Britain
Part 4: People on the move
Types of movement
Case study 12: Globalisation and economic migration
Case study 13: Illegal immigration
Migration balances
Case study 14: Migrations between town and country in the UK
Motives for migrating
Case study 15: Two types of refugee
Case study 16: Emigration from South Africa
Part 5: Impacts of migration
Impacts at source
Case study 17: Jamaica
Impacts at destination
Case study 18: Trinidad plays a dual role
Case study 19: Economic migrants from eastern Europe
Impacts on migrants
Case study 20: Three generations of UK immigrant
Case study 21: The retirement dream can become a nightmare
Part 6: Population and resources
Case study 22: The ecological footprint
Over- and under-population
Case study 23: Chile
Case study 24: The world's most populated countries
Case study 25: The population time bomb
Part 7: Population policies
Case study 26: Jewish settlements in the West Bank
Case study 27: Peopling and greening the desert
Case study 28: Avoiding demographic implosion
Case study 29: China’s one-child policy
Case study 30: Populating Australia
Case study 31: Repopulating rural Spain
Part 8: Population issues
Case study 32: The continuing scourge of HIV/AIDS
Case study 33: ‘Greying’ populations
Case study 34: Megacity mania
Case study 35: The right to roam the world
Case study 36: An unequal world
Part 9: Examination advice
Naming examples
Naming and using a supporting example
Using case studies comparatively
Building an essay around a single case study
Planning an extended essay involving a range of case studies
Finding and organising case studies


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