World Population


THE public is being very well provided with information on the admittedly important subject of population; its growth and possible decline; its age constitution and the changes of that factor; the probable lengths of our lives; the social causes and effects of changes in the birth- and death-rates; migration and the future of the European races. Quite recently there have appeared several important works in English dealing with these matters, or some of them, such as, “Length of Life, a Study of the Life Table”, by Dublin and Lotka; “The Measurement of Population Growth”, by R. R. Kuczynski; “The Struggle for Population”, by D. V. Glass, and now the important book under review.

World Population:

Past Growth and Present Trends. By A. M. Carr-sSaunders. (Published under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.) Pp. xv + 336. (Oxford: Clarendon Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1936.) 12s. 6d. net.

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C., C. World Population. Nature 138, 817–818 (1936).

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