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Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues 12th Edition

John R. Weeks

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  • ISBN-10: 130555941X
  • ISBN-13: 9781305559417
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  • ISBN-10: 1305094506
  • ISBN-13: 9781305094505
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John R. Weeks's POPULATION introduces students to population issues, concepts, and theories by encompassing the entire field of demography, including both principle and practice. From fertility and mortality rates to agricultural production and urbanization, Weeks consistently engages students through compelling writing and comprehensive explication. And with intriguing essays and online resources, Weeks's text gives students their best opportunity to truly master core demographic concepts.

John R. Weeks, San Diego State University

John R. Weeks is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University. He is also Clinical Professor of Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, a Senior Fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology, and a Research Associate of the Broom Center for Demography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds a doctorate in Demography from the University of California, Berkeley, from which he also received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, in Sociology and Demography, respectively. He has published more than 140 papers and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and books, and has authored or co-authored numerous books, including this one. His research has been funded by millions of dollars in research grants from private and public sources, including the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • Each chapter contains a short essay on a particular population concept, designed to help students better understand current demographic issues. Each essay ends with two discussion questions to encourage students to think about the topic in greater depth.
  • A list of ten main points appears at the end of each chapter, following the summary, to help readers review chapter highlights.
  • A set of five review questions at the end of each chapter is designed to stimulate thinking and class discussion on topics covered in the chapter.
  • A list of websites at the end of each chapter offers opportunities to further explore topics of interest.
  • A glossary in the back of the book defines key population terms. These terms appear in boldface type when introduced in the text to signal that they also appear in the glossary.
  • Every chapter has been revised for readability, relevancy, recency, and reliability.

Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues


1. Introduction to Demography.
2. Global Population Trends.
3. Demographic Perspectives.
4. Demographic Data.
5. The Health and Mortality Transition.
6. The Fertility Transition.
7. The Migration Transition.
8. The Age Transition.
9. The Urban Transition.
10. The Family and Household Transition.
11. Population and Sustainability.
12. What Lies Ahead?

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781305094512
This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.

Online PowerPoint®

ISBN: 9781305094529
Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. The PowerPoint slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text.

Online Test Bank

ISBN: 9781305094543
Organize your course and capture your students' attention with the resources found in the Test Bank, including multiple-choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter of the text-most with answers and page references.