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Chapters: Preface | 1. General concepts | 2. The treatment and processing of population statistics | 3. Distribution and classification of the population | 4. Mortality and morbidity | 5. Nuptiality | 6. Fertility | 7. Population growth and replacement | 8. Spatial mobility | 9. Economic and social aspects of demography
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In many studies, the population is divided into a number of social status groups 1 or into socioeconomic groups 1 according to occupation, income, education or similar indices of economic status. The term social class 2 has a sociological connotation which is only approximated by the type of grouping generally used in demographic work. The division of society into a number of such groups is called social stratification 3. Movement between different social status groups is called social mobility 4; a distinction is made between upward mobility 5 and downward mobility 6 in the social hierarchy. The mobility of children with respect to their parents’ social class is called inter-generational social mobility 7.

  • 3. A caste is a closed social group in which social status and position in the social hierarchy are ascribed.
  • 7. Social mobility by an individual in his or her own lifetime is called intra-generational social mobility.

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Labor mobility 1 is the general term that covers not only an individual’s changes of occupation 2 under the name of occupational mobility 3 but also job mobility 4, or changes of employer, and industrial mobility 5, or changes of industry.

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Interest in the problems of aged persons (324-8) and aging (326-3) has given rise to a special branch of studies called gerontology 1 including the special branch of medicine called geriatrics 2.

  • 1. Gerontology, n. - gerontological, adj. - gerontologist, n.: a specialist in gerontology.
  • 2. Geriatrics, n, - geriatric, adj. - geriatrician, n.: a specialist in geriatrics.

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Go to: Introduction to Demopædia | Instructions on use | Downloads
Chapters: Preface | 1. General concepts | 2. The treatment and processing of population statistics | 3. Distribution and classification of the population | 4. Mortality and morbidity | 5. Nuptiality | 6. Fertility | 7. Population growth and replacement | 8. Spatial mobility | 9. Economic and social aspects of demography
Pages: 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 80 | 81 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93
Index: Global Index | Index of chapter 1 | Index of chapter 2 | Index of chapter 3 | Index of chapter 4 | Index of chapter 5 | Index of chapter 6 | Index of chapter 7 | Index of chapter 8 | Index of chapter 9