demography demography  /dɪ ˈmɑ ɡrə fi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. They are prisoners of demography and cultural shifts that are as irreversible as the physical laws of the universe.
  2. The essential point is that governments should have policies on demography, as they do on education, that consider the long-term needs of their society and nation.
  3. The republic is cursed by its own demography.

News

  1. Immigrants are 'more fertile,' Jeb Bush tells Washington crowd

    WASHINGTON — Saying "demography is destiny," former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Faith & Freedom Coalition crowd Friday that "more fertile" immigrants are needed to help keep America's population young and to sustain a healthy economy.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

  2. Jeb Bush's immigration argument: Immigrants are more 'fertile'

    Saying "demography is destiny," Jeb Bush told a Faith & Freedom Coalition crowd this morning that "more fertile" immigrants are needed to help keep America's population young and sustain a healthy economy.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: St. Petersburg Times Blogs

Quotes

  1. In Afghanistan, Biden said, "The economic and security and social conditions there are daunting" and the United States has "geography, demography and history working against us."
    on Feb 6, 2009 By: Joe Biden Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Stories about demography tend to be prospective and general, and it is all too easy to exaggerate this turn in the statistics or that tick in the projections," Meacham writes in the January 26 issue (on newsstands Monday, January 19 ). "But...
    on Jan 18, 2009 By: Jon Meacham Source: SYS-CON Media

  3. "Our Sunni Arab brothers faced some circumstances in the past that prevented them from having real representation (in parliament) in what is equal to their demography," al-Jaafari told reporters. "We hope that in the future they will be...
    on Jul 13, 2005 By: Ibrahim al-Jaafari Source: 中国台湾

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