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Demographic Transition

  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The term demographic transition describes the movement of a society from a situation of high mortality and high fertility (average number of children a woman typically has over her lifetime) to one of low mortality and low fertility. It is typically ...

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