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Convergent Issues in Genetics and Demography

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Edited By: J Adams, DA Lam, AI Hermalin and P Smouse

374 pages, 47 figs, 36 tabs

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 1991 | #21264 | ISBN: 0195062876
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About this book

This volume provides coverage of genetics and demography, fields that are closely related, but relatively rarely combined. Now especially, they have many topics and approaches in common: the use of historical materials, a basic concern with heterogeneity, new models of vital rates with behavioural and biological components, theories for the interplay of genetic and demographic factors in the spread of disease. This comprehensive survey of a fast-growing field seeks to serve as a valuable source of information for geneticists, population biologists, biostatisticians, social and economic demographers and anthropologists.


Contents

J.Adams: Introduction: Genetics and demography and historical information; M.Livi-Bacci: Macro versus micro; E. Thompson: From history to genes: from genes to history; E.E. Castilla & J. Adams: Migration and genetic structure in an isolated population in Argentina: Aicuna; P.W. Leslie: Demographic behavior, mating patterns and the distribution of inbreeding; A. Piazza: Migration and genetic differentiation in Italy; D. Lam & P.E. Smouse: Heterogenous frailty analysis in demography and genetics; J. Trussell & G. Rodriguez: Heterogeneity in demographic research; J.M. Hoem: Limitations of a heterogeneity technique: selectivity issues in conjugal union disruption at parity zerio in contemporary Sweden; J.W. Vaupel: Kindred lifetimes: frailty models in population genetics; J.W. Wood & M. Weinstein: Heterogeneity in fecundability: the effect of fetal loss; K.M. Weiss: Biology, homology and epidemiology; P.E. Smouse & M.S. Teitelbaum: Genetics, demography and epidemiology; W.J. Schull: Some lessons from genetic-epidemiology and a prognosis for future work; L.L. Bean: The Utah population database: demographic and genetic convergence and divergence; J. Ott: Genetic interpretation of disease clustering; B. Singer: The interface between genetics, demography and epidemiology: examples and future directions; A.I. Hermalin & A. J. Coale: Persistent issues in genetics and demography; F.B. Christiansen: Genetic comparisons of life stages in natural populations of zoarces viviparus; W.J. Ewens: The minimum viable population size as a genetic and a demographic concept; R.A. Pollak: Two-sex population models and a classical stable population theory; S.H. Preston: Sources of variation in vital rates.

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