University of Alberta Press

Demographics


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    "The overarching theme of this volume is that Canada's Aboriginal population has reached a critical stage of transition, from a situation in the past characterized by delayed modernization, extreme socio-economic deficit, and minimal control over their demography, to a point of social, political, economic, and demographic ascendancy." -from the Preface Experts from around the world review and extend the research on Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Australia, New Zealan... [READ MORE]
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    Inuit and Indian infants living in the N.W.T. were observed to have a high frequency of morbidity and mortality. Information collected on the socioeconomic and cultural environments of infants, medical contacts for preventative health, diagnosis, and treatment, illnesses, and reasons for death.
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    This book presents a dozen papers from experts in various parts of the world discussing the next stage in the development of the vastly expanding field of dual system estimation and providing some documentation of experiments with the method in francophone Africa and Liberia.
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    Risk of Death in Canada surveys both the protocols and health risk evidence collection and interpretation in Canada and the public's perception of health risk information. A helpful guide for health professionals and policy makers.
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    All children in Canada live with risk. They are susceptible to disease and injury, and as they grow and learn, they must face numerous challenges that threaten their mental and physical well-being. Most children experience times of vulnerability, and it becomes necessary to intervene on their behalf. For the first time in Canada, we are able to measure and analyse a wide range of children's developmental outcomes and identify the main factors that contribute to childhood vuln... [READ MORE]