Education, remoteness and population dynamics

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

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    Abstract

    Access to education is fundamental in determining life outcomes for all human populations. The countries of interest in this book all have highly formalised education systems, which are inextricably linked with the capacity to participate in the workforce. They are also closely linked to concepts of lifestyle and sense of place. The presence or absence of education services for self and family is regularly cited as a reason for moving to or from a place. Beyond the individual, governments and private providers plan education services around understandings of the current and future demography of a place. Communities seen as family destinations attract greater investment in child-directed schooling, for example.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDemography at the Edge
    Subtitle of host publicationRemote human populations in developed nations
    EditorsDean Carson, Rasmus Ole Rasmussen, Prescott Ensign, Lee Huskey
    Place of PublicationEngland, UK
    PublisherTaylor and Francis AS
    Chapter13
    Pages255-269
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9781317152897
    ISBN (Print)9780754679622
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    NameInternational Population Studies

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