The Changing Face of Canada
Essential Readings in Population
Canadian society is rapidly changing. This concise, up-to-date volume masterfully captures this change. Edited by two of Canada’s leading demographers, Roderic Beaujot and Don Kerr, this book is an exciting entry in Canadian population studies, drawing from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, geography, economics, history, and epidemiology.
The Changing Face of Canada is an essential text for demography courses across the country.
Each reading has been meticulously edited and concisely ordered into five essential sections:
- international migration, domestic migration and population distribution
- population aging
- population composition
Vital issues include: the role of immigration in Canada’s future; the deteriorating economic welfare of immigrants; globalization, undocumented migration, and unwanted refugees; Aboriginal population change; implications of unprecedented low fertility; and the astonishing demographic transformation of Canadian cities.
“This set of readings situates demographic theories and concepts in an applied Canadian perspective…. I think the editors have given the selection of readings a great deal of thought.”
Gustave Goldmann, Statistics Canada and Carleton University
David K. Foot, University of Toronto