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Title: The Demography of Disadvantage
Authors: Jones, G.W. 
Issue Date: Nov-2004
Citation: Jones, G.W. (2004-11). The Demography of Disadvantage. Journal of Population Research 21 (2) : 107-126. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper discusses the contribution that demographers can make to the study of disadvantage. Demographers from Malthus onwards have been interested in analysing disadvantage through the lens of demographic variables, notably fertility, mortality & population growth, & their effect on poverty & welfare, both at an aggregate level & in terms of intra-household differences in well-being. The methodology of demography, including the concern with getting denominators right, cohort analysis & standardization procedures, can contribute to the analysis of disadvantage in many different ways. As examples, this paper highlights two issues: that of inequality of access to quality education, & the social & economic disadvantage faced by Indigenous Australians. The goal of understanding the causes of disadvantage with a view to reducing it may be best served through multidisciplinary efforts, in which demographers should play a role. Tables, Figures, References.
Source Title: Journal of Population Research
ISSN: 14432447
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