International Handbook on Gender and Demographic Processes

  • Nancy E. Riley
  • Jan Brunson

Part of the International Handbooks of Population book series (IHOP, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Nancy E. Riley, Jan Brunson
    Pages 1-11
  3. Methodology and Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Nancy E. Riley, Deborah S. DeGraff
      Pages 15-36
  4. Fertility & Infertility

  5. Health, Morbidity, & Mortality

  6. Migration & Displacement

  7. Families & Marriage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Ieva Zumbyte, Susan E. Short, Nancy Luke
      Pages 233-246
    3. Elisabeth Schröder-Butterfill, Vita Priantina Dewi, Tengku Syawila Fithry, Philip Kreager
      Pages 247-266
    4. D’Lane R. Compton, Amanda K. Baumle
      Pages 267-285
    5. Laura Dales
      Pages 287-298
  8. Policy and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Aunchalee E. L. Palmquist, Karleen D. Gribble
      Pages 341-355
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 357-359

About this book


This handbook presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of gender in demography, addressing the many different influences of gender that arise from or influence demographic processes.  It collects in one volume the key issues and perspectives in this area, whereby demography is broadly defined. The purpose in casting a wide net is to cover the range of work being done within demography, but at the same time to open up our perspectives to neighboring fields to encourage better conversations around these issues.

The chapters in this handbook carefully document definition and measurement issues, and take up parts of the demographic picture and focus on how gender plays a role in outcomes.  In other cases, gender often plays a cross-cutting role in social processes; rather than having a single or easily distinguishable role, it often combines with other social institutions and even other statuses and inequalities to affect outcomes.  Thus, a key factor in this volume is how gender interacts with race/ethnicity, class, nationality, and sexuality in any demographic setting.

While each section contains chapters that are broad overviews of the current state of knowledge and behavior,  the handbook also includes chapters that focus on specific cultures or events in order to examine  how gender operates in a particular circumstance. 


Demography Gender Population Feminist demography Gender studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Nancy E. Riley
    • 1
  • Jan Brunson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyBowdoin CollegeBrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of Hawai’i at MānoaHonoluluUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-1288-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-1290-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1877-9204
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1877
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