Population, Space and Place

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Edited By: A. M. Findlay and C. H. Mulder

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Exploring population analysis in geography: essays in honour of Professor Robert Woods
Paul Boyle and Allan Findlay
July 2011

In 1979 Bob Woods published a landmark text Population Analysis in Geography that boldly stated that ‘traditional methods used for studying population geography are out of date: simple analysis and description are no longer adequate’ (Woods, 1979, 279 ). With his recent death in February 2011, we feel as editors of Population, Space and Place that it is appropriate to publish a collection of essays in honour of the journal’s first editor (Woods co-edited the journal from 1995 until 2002 before its name changed from the International Journal of Population Geography to Population, Space and Place). The papers show just how influential Woods’ contribution to population geography has proven to be in encouraging geographers to adopt quantitative demographic methods and to explore the theoretical basis for spatial population analysis. This collection includes papers by some of Woods former research students as well as the final paper published in the journal by Woods (2003) which links theories of demographic change trends in urbanisation in the world’s largest nation, China.

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Articles in this issue

Shifting sex differentials in mortality during urban epidemiological transition: the case of Victorian London
Graham Mooney

A multi-level perspective on small-area health and mortality: a case study of England and Wales
P. Congdon, S. Shouls, S. Curtis

A spatial analysis of childhood mortality in West Africa
Deborah Balk, Thomas Pullum, Adam Storeygard, Fern Greenwell, Melissa Neuman

Vulnerability and HIV/AIDS in Africa: from demography to development
W. T. S. Gould

The biophysical and geographical correlates of child malnutrition in Africa
Alex de Sherbinin

Exploring the Conditions for a Mortality Crisis: Bringing Context Back into the Debate
Sunnee Billingsley

Proximity of Adult Children to their Parents in Great Britain
Nicola Shelton, Emily Grundy

Thinking of England and taking care: Family building strategies and infant mortality in England and Wales, 1891–1911
Eilidh Garrett, Alice Reid

Family transitions in Latin America: first intercourse, first union and first birth
Tim B. Heaton, Renata Forste, Samuel M. Otterstrom

Diversity in fertility patterns in Guatemala
Sofie De Broe, Andrew Hinde

Fertility, age structure and demographic transition in the former Soviet republics: the Central Asian Republics in focus
Michael Gentile

The demographic transition revisited as a global process
David S. Reher

Populations of the industrial world — a convergent demographic community?
D. A. Coleman

A partial theory of world development: the neglected role of the demographic transition in the shaping of modern society
Tim Dyson

Urbanisation in Europe and China during the second millennium: a review of urbanism and demography
Robert Woods