Population Studies

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6 billion Human Beings There are over that many people on Earth. By visiting this site, you will understand why the world's population has exploded in recent years and why the United Nations believes it might it might stabilize during the next century.
   
American Demographics Journal "Your source for the best business books, software and datasources, now online with full text search."
Association of Population Centers This is a hugh collection of population related links from the Penn State Piopulation Research Institute.
   
Center for International Earth Science Information Network
"CIESIN was established in 1989 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to provide information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing world. CIESIN specializes in global and regional network development, science data management, decision support, and training, education and technical consultation services. CIESIN is the World Data Center A (WDC-A) for Human Interactions in the Environment."
County and City Data Books (1988-1994) Provides WWW access to the electronic versions of the 1988 and 1994 County and City Data Books. The service provides the opportunity to create custom printouts and/or customized data subsets. From: Social Science Data Center. "The data presented here were obtained from the CD-ROM versions of the 1988 and 1994 County and City Data Books which were made available to over 1400 depository libraries across the country. The data on the CD-ROMs are presented as a series of linked dBASE files with an extraction utility (GO) for those without access to dBASE or a package that can read *.dbf files. By converting these files into SPSS files and then
merging them into a single file for each year/level, we are able to offer a more flexible and convienent point of access."
   
Demographic Data Viewer This is the data viewer of the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), which is part of the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). Researchers are allowed the user to: create maps at a multitude of geographic resolutions; interpret the image using the statistical summary report; customize the layout; create tabular reports; refer to online help; create simple recodes of variables.
Demographic Working, Discussion and Conference Papers This is the Center for Demography and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Depending on the site, full text, abstracts and/or lists of papers are available. Many of these are available in print in the CDE
Library. For users outside of UW-Madison, please contact your local library or the publishing institution directly for copies of papers."
Demography and Population Studies WWW Virtual Library. Many links to demographic resources: WWW and Gopher servers, WAIS databases. Editor: Diana Crow (Clearinghouse Guide)
   
Essay on the Principle of Population This was written by Thomas Malthus. It begins: "THE following Essay owes its origin to a conversation with a friend, on the subject of Mr Godwin's essay on 'Avarice and Profusion' in his Enquirer. The discussion started the general question of the future improvement of society. and the Author at first sat down with an intention of merely stating his thoughts to his friend, upon paper, in a clearer manner than he thought he could do in conversation."
   
Global Population Database (GPOPDB) The GPOPBD from CIESIN is used to map the populations of many countries around the world. The database uses a rectangular grid for mapping of 20 minutes of latitude by 30 minutes of longitude (about 2,000 square kilometers at the equator). For urban areas of more than 25,000 people, density circles are drawn to provide more detail.
   
Paul Ehrlich and The Population Bomb The human population is likely to double by the middle of the 21st century, soaring past an estimated 10 billion people on the planet at the time when today's children will be middle aged. Will there be enough resources to meet everyone's needs? Or will there be massive social upheaval, famine and rampant pollution? This site is hosted by David and based on Paul Ehrlich's book: 'The Population Bomb' [1968]. It looks at the ideas of one scientist whose theories link overpopulation to a broad range of global problems.
Population Council This is a nonprofit, nongovernmental research organization. The Council seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world, and to help achieve a humane, equitable and sustainable balance between people and resources. It analyzes population issues and trends; conducts biomedical research to develop new contraceptives; and helps build research capacities in developing countries.
Population Index 1986-1996 On-line "Population Index, published since 1935, is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other
materials on population topics. This website provides a searchable and browsable database containing 42,662 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-1999."
Population Instititue for Research and Training "PIRT was established in 1986 as an interdisciplinary center for faculty and students interested in population studies. Our primary function is to promote and support the study of demography at IU. To that end, PIRT provides training courses in population analysis and demographic methods, facilities and personnel for funded research projects, and assistance to faculty and students who are seeking information, data, or funding opportunities in population research."
Population Reference Bureau "World Population Beyond Six Billion - In the history of the world, no century can match the population growth of the one now coming to a close. Will world population stop growing over the next century? Will there be more growth? And what are the social, political, and environmental consequences? This latest Population Bulletin reviews the demographic history of the world and analyzes the impacts of past and future growth."
   
United Nations Population Information Network (POPIN) "Objectives: To identify, establish, strengthen and coordinate population information activities at international, regional and national levels; to facilitate and enhance the availability of population information in collaboration with the regional commissions, the specialized agencies and the NGO population community; and to provide a forum for the exchange of experiences among developed and developing countries on population information issues."
   
World Population Clock If you want to know how many people live on this small planet. Every second you'll be updated.
World Population Figures "There's a large collection of data at this site, ranging from country profiles (provinces and main cities) to the highest mountains in the world, to a list of all countries in the world with their capitals, surface area and population."