Example: Studying the health of people at a university or the population growth of a country.
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- Plural: demographies
- Demographers study social statistics.
- Data collected during the study of demography is called demographics.
- Demography used in a sentence: I decided to study demography after learning about it in sociology class.
- A (noun) demographer (demographist) studies the growth and density of populations and their vital statistics to produce (adjective) demographic or (adjective) demographical data to understand society (adverb) demographically.
- Word origin of “demography” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- Malthus, Thomas R. 1798. First Essay on Population.
- cohort study
- collective conscience
- population composition
- population pyramid
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How to Cite the Definition of Demography
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “demography.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 23, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/demography/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
demography. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/demography/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “demography.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 23, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/demography/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“demography.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/demography/>.