Debate on the future of the discipline

Towards a scientific understanding of demographic behaviour

John Hobcraft  By the same author


This note draws upon and summarises a much fuller treatment of the issues involved in shaping the research agenda for improving our understanding of demographic behaviour (Hobcraft, 2006). One key element of this agenda is to shift attention away from events and towards a focus on dynamic processes and their interplays. This involves moving away from a preoccupation with marriage and divorce, births, (…)