Population Geography

Adrian J. BAILEY*

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Population geography grew as a subdiscipline of human geography to describe, analyze, and reflect upon the geographical organization of human populations. Contributing research on migration, population/environment/development links and transition theory, the growth of multidisciplinary approaches reflect broader interests in social difference, lifecourse, and population issues under a neoliberal and restructuring capitalist global system. Emerging discussions of transdisciplinarity may connect scholars inspired to research the interdependencies of societies' demographic, spatial, and political organization, and reinvigorate a heritage of service and interest in social justice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Family
  • Fertility
  • Gender
  • Migration
  • Mortality
  • Place
  • Political ecology
  • Race
  • Segregation
  • Skilled migrants
  • Space
  • Students
  • Transnationalism


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