Population

Population

Population

Population

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The first four institutes on the Harris Foundation dealt respectively with European, Far Eastern, Mexican, and British Empire affairs. The fifth institute, in 1928, instead of limiting itself to a particular region or state, dealt with a general topic, Foreign Investments; and the sixth institute, from June 17 to June 28, 1929, was similarly organized. The topic chosen on the latter occasion was Population Problems; and the lectures, reproduced in this volume, discuss the theory of population growth and decline on the basis of statistical, social, and biological data. Certain practical problems involved in the relation of population to agriculture and resources, and in their mutual adjustment, are also dealt with.

The qualifications of the authors to speak authoritatively on the subjects with which they deal are in part indicated on the title-page. Professor Gini has come to be recognized on the continent of Europe and throughout the world as a leading statistician. He has written numerous articles on statistical and population problems and is editor-inchief of Metron. His works on The Demographic Factors in the Evolution of the Nations (1911) and . . .

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