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Ulbe Bosma

, volcanic soils, most parts of the Outer Islands suffer from ecological fragility. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, however, the Outer Islands had probably not yet been demographically overshadowed by Java. Early-nineteenth-century estimates in colonial government reports and other, less official


Lily Kong and Orlando Woods

1 Introducing Geographical and Demographic Approaches to Leaving Religion This chapter provides an overview of geographical and demographic approaches to leaving religion. Just as the study of leaving religion is associated with processes of religious conversion and change, geographical and

Ariela Keysar and Sergio DellaPergola

Religion and demography are significantly linked ( Voas 2003 ). Levels of religiosity are considered a primary factor explaining demographic behaviors in many countries ( Keysar 2014b ), including the United States and Israel (Keysar et al. 1992; DellaPergola 2009 ; Okun 2013 ), which are the

Lotta Vikström, Emil Marklund and Glenn Sandström

* The authors are grateful for the comments we received from the two anonymous reviewers. We would also like to thank Professor Michel Oris, who discussed a draft of our paper presented at the session ‘Demographic Behavior of Colonial Populations’ during the International Union for the Scientific

Maroons in Guyane

Getting the Numbers Right

Richard Price

A major task in rethinking the situation of Maroons in Guyane (French Guiana) 15 years after Sally Price and I first published Les Marrons (R. & S. Price 2003) 1 has been to pinpoint demographic change. For a new edition of that book scheduled for 2019, we have drawn on many months of fieldwork

Ronis Da Silveira, Zilca Campos, John Thorbjarnarson and William E. Magnusson

Introduction Effective wildlife management requires information on the demography of the species involved, including an understanding of individual parameters, such as somatic growth (Rees and Crawley, 1989 ; Abercrombie, 1992 ; Wilkinson and Rhodes, 1997 ). Growth rates of

Göran Larsson

Abstract: Demography focuses on how a population changes over time, for example, because of birth and death rates and movements (migration, urbanization, emigration, etc.), but also because of political and economic variations, reforms, and values. Consequently, demography is a multidisciplinary

Amin, Sajeda

For several decades, the production of demographic knowledge about countries in the developing world has relied heavily on surveys such as the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), or the UNICEF sponsored Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey. Cross-country comparisons and within country reports

Benjamin Ziemer

(Saale), Germany Abstract The „demographic“ figures in Numbers are explained as an integral part of a numerical system, which keeps together the Pentateuchal composition. The figure of 79 explicitly named fathers of tribes and clans in Israel in Num 26 is crucial for this approach. Furthermore, one has to


Edited by Walter Scheidel

In conjection with an extensive critical survey of recent advances and controversies in Roman demography, the four case-studies in this volume illustrate a variety of different approaches to the study of ancient population history. The contributions address a number of crucial issues in Roman demography from the evolution of the academic field to seasonal patterns of fertility, the number of Roman citizens, population pressure in the early Roman empire, and the end of classical urbanism in late antiquity. This is the first collaborative volume of its kind. It is designed to introduce ancient historians and classicists to demographic, comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives, and to situate and contextualize Roman population studies in the wider ambit of historical demography.