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the branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations

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The way forward was not at all difficult if internationally recognized methods were used by recognized demographers.
According to social demographers, a "culture of expectation" had already drowned Australia's "can-do" attitude.
The UN demographers determined that 82,100,000 people were added to the world's population in 2012--the highest annual increment since 1994, dispelling a widespread expectation that population growth would end "on its own" sometime in the second half of the 21st century.
Demographers said that Hispanics' share of the overall California population will continue to increase to about 41 percent by 2020, when whites will make up less than 37 percent.
We're two to three years behind most Western countries at this point," says University of Pennsylvania demographer Samuel Preston, a member of a National Academy of Sciences panel that convened to try to explain the lag.
Demographers also assume that patients receiving treatment will survive 17.
When demographers make assumptions, that's exactly what they are" he says.
Demographers (people who study population trends) say that the U.
They are the next "great" generation, according to demographers, who have warned all who have gone before that members of this up-and-coming group are entering college and the workforce expecting instant gratification and the ability to make a difference before paying their dues.
The good news for Democrats", said Frey, "is that demographers are often wrong.
The Dutch achievement of coupling liberal family law and state welfare with traditional attitudes toward marriage was hailed by demographers as a model for Europe.
Nolet said it is a modest estimate, compared to 170 students suggested by district demographers.
These essays show that in the last thirty years demographers have found many local variants but generally the main pattern--Hajnal's famous "European marriage pattern" of high rates of celibacy, late marriage, small nuclear families, and relatively low fertility and mortality--sketched out by the field's pioneers is still intact.
In other words, many demographers are almost exclusively concerned with modelling and studying interrelations among a small set of strictly demographic variables.