These twenty-five readings are essential to the study of population and society. The two basic perspectives, Malthusian and Marxist, are well articulated from the start. Some selections are classic, chosen on the strength of their centrality to the popular literature, while others arecontemporary and controversial.
Frank Trovato has many publications in professional journals, and numerous discussion papers on topics spanning diverse areas of demography and sociology,including mortality, sex and marital status differences in cause-specific mortality, the social demography of racial, immigrant and ethnicgroups, fertility, nuptiality, and migration phenomena in the context of Canada and other industrialized nations. With C.F. Grinstaff, he is co-editor of Canada's Population: Introduction to Concepts and Issues (OUP, 1994). In 1990 he co-edited Ethnic Demography: Canadian Immigrant, Ethnic andCultural Variations with S.S. Halli and Leo Driedger. Dr. Trovator is a member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, The Population Association, and the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. From 1985 to 1989 he edited Canadian Studies in Population, theoffical journal of the Canadian Population Society.