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Annales of Demographic History Report
Hervé Le Bras examines here how post-modern mathematics, targeting concrete issues, can help us to address a fundamental concern of all human societies, i.e., how space is occupied. Among many topics he examines pastoral nomadism, agricultural sedentariness, territorial conquest, migrations, ancient and modern urban planning, national and regional development, and road traffic. Hervé Le Bras is a demographer and course director at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.
Should we worry about the mariage and birth rates? Should we be reassured by the family values trend? Demographic data is never easy to interpret and because of the social changes within families, former theories must be revised and new approaches considered. L. Roussel attempts to draw an accurate picture of the future of our ever changing society.
Roussel points to a number of frightening signs among children today failure at school, depression, suicide, juvenile delinquency, violent behaviour and concludes that childhood itself is seriously threatened. The changes in family relations have played a determining role in affecting the lives of all children each and every one of them potential victims of the upheavals that shake our society. Such is the theory that Roussel presents in this book, as he traces more that 20 years of changes in the family and examines their impact on education. Louis Roussel is a scientific adviser for Frances national institute of demographic studies.
Humanity is setting foot on a demographic terra incognita, with major economic, social, cultural, and political consequences.
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