WorldCat Identities

Kreager, Philip

Overview
Works: 18 works in 66 publications in 1 language and 1,042 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Bibliography  Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: DS530, 959.1
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Philip Kreager
Freedom from fear : and other writings by Aung San Suu Kyi( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for courageous leadership of the Burmese people in their battle against authoritarian rule. The forthright condemnation of the regime that resulted in the activist's house arrest is clearly expressed in the essays in this volume
Ageing without children : European and Asian perspectives( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population in the human sciences : concepts, models, evidence( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Human Sciences address problems in nature and society that often require coordinated approaches of several scientific disciplines and scholarly research, embracing the social and biological sciences, and history. When we wish, for example, to understand how some sub-populations and not others come to be vulnerable, why a disease spreads in one part of a population and not another, or which gene variants are transmitted across generations, then a remarkable range of disciplinary perspectives need to be brought together, from the study of institutional structures, cultural boundaries, and social networks down to the micro-biology of cellular pathways, and gene expression. The need to explain and address differential impacts of pressing contemporary issues like AIDS, ageing, social and economic inequalities, and environmental change, are well-known cases in point. Population concepts, models, and evidence lie at the core of approaches to all of these problems, if only because accurate differentiation and identification of groups, their structures, constituents, and relations between sub-populations, are necessary to specify their nature and extent. The study of population thus draws both on statistical methodologies of demography and population genetics and sustained observation of the ways in which populations and sub-populations are formed, maintained, or broken up in nature, in the laboratory, and in society. In an era in which research needs to operate on multiple levels, population thinking thus provides a common ground for communication and critical thought across disciplines. This book addresses the need for review and assessment of the framework of interdisciplinary population studies. Limitations to prevailing postwar paradigms like the Evolutionary Synthesis and Demographic Transition were becoming evident by the 1970s
Family planning drop-outs reconsidered : a critical review of research and research findings by Philip Kreager( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication is a critical bibliography and assessment of scientific materials relating to family planning discontinuation rates. Most of the studies referenced were done in Asia, Africa, and South America. Chapter titles include: (1) Discontinuation: a Neglected Topic?; (2) Measuring Discontinuation; (3) What Happens After Termination; (4) a Method for Recording Types of Discontinuation; and (5) Conclusion. Three hundred ninety-six studies are referenced in the bibliography. Specific points made in the conclusion chapter are: (1) discontinuation rates should not be treated as an undesirable phenomenon, but as a regular and foreseeable feature of all programs; (2) the initial client contact and family planning practices are crucial for continuation; (3) critical program reviews should be based on the community environment and the socio-cultural background of the clients; (4) the client's cultural and individual needs should be given special attention by clinic staff; and (5) cooperation between those involved in the program and researchers is needed to fully understand discontinuation. (Mr)
Traditional adoption practices in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America by Philip Kreager( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fertility, conjucture, difference. Anthropological approaches to the heterogeneity of modern fertility declines by Philip Kreager( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last forty years anthropologists have made major contributions to understanding the heterogeneity of reproductive trends and processes underlying them. Fertility transition, rather than the story of the triumphant spread of Western birth control rationality, family forms, and modern technology to the whole world, reveals a diversity of reproductive means and ends continuing before, during, and after transition. This collection brings together anthropological case studies which employ a 'conjunctural' approach (as an alternative to mainstream demographic models of 'fertility decision-making') and places them in a comparative framework to address how fertility is simply one element of a complex anthropological or compositional demography in which the formation and size of families is not decided solely or primarily by reproduction
Anthropological considerations for a theory of fertility by Philip Kreager( )

5 editions published between 198 and 1979 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The demographic transition : stages, patterns, and economic implications : a longitudinal study of sixty-seven countries covering the period 1720-1984 by Jean-Claude Chesnais( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demographic transition constitutes one of the most fundamental modern historical changes; people live much longer, have fewer children, and experience higher mobility. This book examines the basic mechanisms behind the modernisation of demographic behaviour. The author has marshalled an impressive array of statistical material relating to sixty-seven countries, half of them less developed countries. Most of the tables are time-series, covering many decades and sometimes go back to the nineteenth, and even eighteenth centuries. The whole sweep of western experience is dealt with here impartially. Though technically sophisticated, the book also covers issues of interpretation and analysis. The author puts forward a number of challenging propositions: mortality decrease is shown to necessarily precede fertility and decline, so-called execptions being simply false exceptions. He shows how the decline of fertility is dependent on important and manifold social transformations. The strong connections between international migration and the course of demographic transition are demonstrated, as is the fact that less developed countries are following the same general patterns as MDCs. There is also discussion of why the theory of demographic transition must include the effect of population changes on the economic progress of society
Demography in situ by Philip Kreager( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Demographic regimes as cultural systems by Philip Kreager( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Actual and de facto childlessness in old age : evidence and implications from East Java, Indonesia by E Schroeder-Butterfill( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Countries with rapid population growth and resource constraints : issues of food, agriculture, and development by Nikos Alexandratos( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Age-structural dynamics and local models of population ageing in Indonesia by Philip Kreager( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Actual and De Facto childlessness in East Java : a preliminary analysis by Philip Kreager( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Early modern population theory : a reassessment by Philip Kreager( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ageing and gender preferences in rural Indonesia by Philip Kreager( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject of gender, as it emerged in late twentieth-century social demography, has commonly been approached as a potential marker of disadvantage, particularly as experienced by women. In the Indonesian case, at least, we have seen that, even where gender differences serve as powerful mechanisms of individual and group identity, intergenerational relationships and flows of support are guided by flexible network arrangements that in most cases secure support of both sons and daughters. There are, moreover, major differences in the way Indonesian cultures configure gender, which we have summarized and contrasted very briefly as preferential (for support from daughters, in the Javanese and Sundanese communities) and prescriptive (the Minangkabau maintain a powerful gender ideology emphasizing female lines of descent, inheritance, and family arrangement in which preferences regarding ongoing material support nonetheless rely on both sexes). In sum, gendered support, while important to older people's perception of their situation, and often in the patterns of assistance they actually receive, is not determinant of levels of support or of the diverse network arrangements by which family and community networks respond to elderly needs
Understanding elderly vulnerability in Indonesia by Philip Kreager( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.51 (from 0.35 for Ageing and ... to 1.00 for Early mode ...)

Ageing without children : European and Asian perspectives
Languages
English (61)

Covers
The demographic transition : stages, patterns, and economic implications : a longitudinal study of sixty-seven countries covering the period 1720-1984