demography

  

Definition

Study of both quantitative and qualitative aspects of human population. Quantitative aspects include composition, density, distribution, growth, movement, size, and structure of the population. Qualitative aspects are the sociological factors such as education quality, crime, development, diet and nutrition, race, social class, wealth, well being.

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  • The college's admissions officers determined where to focus their recruitment efforts for the upcoming school year based on a rigorous demography of the country's student population.

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