Addressing the methodological and topical challenges facing demographers working in remote regions, this book compares and contrasts the research, methods and models, and policy applications from peripheral regions in developed nations. With the emphasis on human populations as dynamic, adaptive, evolving systems, it explores how populations respond in different ways to changing environmental, cultural and economic conditions and how effectively they manage these change processes. Theoretical understandings and policy issues arising from demographic modelling are tackled including: competition for skilled workers; urbanisation and ruralisation; population ageing; the impacts of climate change; the life outcomes of Indigenous peoples; globalisation and international migration. Based on a strong theoretical framework around issues of heterogeneity, generational change, temporariness and the relative strength of internal and external ties, Demography at the Edge provides a common set of approaches and issues that benefit both researchers and practitioners.

part I|104 pages

Methods, Models and Data

chapter 1|18 pages

Perspectives on ‘Demography at the Edge'

ByDean Carson, Prescott C. Ensign, Rasmus Ole Rasmussen, Andrew Taylor

chapter 2|18 pages

The Challenge of Enumeration and Population Estimation in Remote Areas

ByAndrew Taylor, Lauren Bell, Per Axelsson, Tony Barnes

chapter 4|32 pages

International Immigration Trends and Data

ByKate Golebiowska, Marko Valenta, Tom Carter

chapter 5|20 pages

Indigenous Vitals: Trends and Measurement

ByKim Johnstone, Tony Barnes, Paul A. Peters

part II|228 pages

The Dynamics of Populations at the Edge

chapter 6|17 pages

Bubbles and Craters: Analysing Ageing Patterns of Remote Area Populations

ByCatherine Martel, Dean Carson, Emma Lundholm, Dieter Müller

chapter 7|19 pages

Transnational Links at the Edge

ByMarit Aure, Anne Britt Flemmen, Kate Golebiowska

chapter 8|18 pages

Indigenous Demography: Convergence, Divergence, or Something Else?

ByAndrew Taylor

chapter 9|26 pages

The ‘Problem' of Indigenous Migration in the Globalised State

ByAndrew Taylor, Gary Johns, Gregory Williams, Malinda Steenkamp

chapter 10|24 pages

Labour Migration: ‘What goes around comes around'

ByPrescott C. Ensign, Audrey Giles, Maureen G. Reed

chapter 11|24 pages

Fly-in/Fly-out Resource Developments: Implications for Community and Regional Development

BySean Markey, Keith Storey, Karen Heisler

chapter 12|18 pages

Why the Other Half Leave: Gender Aspects of Northern Sparsely Populated Areas

ByRasmus Ole Rasmussen

chapter 13|15 pages

Education, Remoteness and Population Dynamics

ByBilal Barakat, Dean Carson, Andrew Taylor, Ranu Basu, Lei Wang

chapter 14|18 pages

Tourist Populations and Local Capital

ByDoris Schmallegger, Sharon Harwood, Lee Cerveny, Dieter Müller

chapter 15|18 pages

The Challenge of Housing in Remote Areas

ByNick McTurk, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 16|14 pages

Weather Hazards, Place and Resilience in the Remote Norths

BySharon Harwood, Dean Carson, Elizabeth Marino, Nick McTurk