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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Polity Press (24 Nov. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745698417
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745698410
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3 x 23.1 cm
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"Demographers threaten us with a world population explosion, an unsupportable burden of pensioners, migration run wild, even a eugenic threat! But Dorling and Gietel–Basten give us heart. Some threats turned into blessings while other proved as hopelessly inaccurate as economic forecast."
Richard Wilkinson, co–author of The Spirit Level

"Dorling and Gietel–Basten demonstrate how much we don′t know when it comes to demographics. With encyclopedic incision, the authors enjoin readers to consider the meaning, measurement, and manipulation of demographics, eschewing hyperbole for common sense. Rejecting demographic fear mongering and cloudy statistical thinking, Why Demography Matters provides a critical assessment of who counts and why, and the meaning of one of the world′s most important drivers of change."
Amy Glasmeier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About the Author

Danny Dorling is Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford. His website can be found at www.dannydorling.org.
Stuart Gietel–Basten is Associate Professor of Social Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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