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Social Science Emigration & Immigration

The Changing Face of Canada

Essential Readings in Population

edited by Roderic Beaujot & Don Kerr

Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Mar 2007
Emigration & Immigration, Demography
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2007
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Canadian society is rapidly changing. This concise, up-to-date volume masterfully captures this change. Edited by two of Canada's leading demographers, Roderic Beaujot and Don Kerr, this book is an exciting entry in Canadian population studies, drawing from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, geography, economics, history, and epidemiology.

The Changing Face of Canada is an essential text for demography courses across the country.

Each reading has been meticulously edited and concisely ordered into five essential sections:

  • fertility
  • mortality
  • international migration, domestic migration and population distribution
  • population aging
  • population composition

Vital issues include: the role of immigration in Canada's future; the deteriorating economic welfare of immigrants; globalization, undocumented migration, and unwanted refugees; Aboriginal population change; implications of unprecedented low fertility; and the astonishing demographic transformation of Canadian cities.

About the authors

Rod Beaujot is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. He is the author of many books and articles including Population Change In Canada: The Challenges of Policy Adaptation. He is also Chair of Statistics Canada's advisory Committee on Demographic Statistics and Studies, and a board member of Action Canada for Population and Development.

Roderic Beaujot's profile page

Don Kerr is the author of numerous poetry collections, plays, and short stories. He served on the Saskatoon Public Library Board for eleven years, and as chair for five of those years. He was the first chair of the Saskatoon Heritage Society and the first chair of the Saskatoon Municipal Heritage Committee. He was also the Saskatchewan governor for the Heritage Canada Foundation. He lives in Saskatoon.

Don Kerr's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"This book is well organized and at exactly the right academic level for [undergraduate readers]. It provides a comprehensive look at Canadian demography and should fill a void in Canadian demography readings. The book is well balanced for demography courses in history, sociology, and geography."— “David K. Foot, University of Toronto

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