This book describes and interprets the social and institutional history of demography in Canada in the twentieth century, focussing on the period from 1913 to 1995. It commences with an introductory chapter that provides important background material about the origins and history of demography in Europe and Canada from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Subsequent chapters combine to present a picture of the gradual development and institutionalization of demography in the French- and English-speaking regions of Canada. The important events, milestones, and pioneering achievements in this history are depicted against the background of the social environment in which they occurred.Based on an in-depth examination of the relevant demographic literature in both English and French and evidence obtained first-hand from scholars in Canada and abroad, Demography in Canada in the Twentieth Century makes available the first and only comprehensive treatment of the subject to date. It will be of interest in Canada and abroad in the developed and developing world, not only to those scholars working in the population field, but also to all those engaged in the study of the history of science.
Sylvia T. Wargon is retired from Statistics Canada,where she worked for more than three decades. Her publication areasinclude demography, sociology, and the history of science.
Figures and Tables Acknowledgments Acronyms Introduction 1. Summary of Demography in Europe and Canada, 1600-2000 2. Population Statistics and Demographic Research in Canada,1900-50 3. Outside the Universities in French- and English-Speaking Canada,1950-70 4. Universities in French- and English-Speaking Canada, 1950-70 5. The Bureau from 1970: Data, Research, and Related Activities 6. Universities in French- and English-Speaking Canada from 1970 7. Outside the Bureau and the Universities from 1970 8. Demography in Canada in the Twentieth Century Appendices A. Respondents B. Notes on "Race" in Canadian Census Statistics:Historical, Conceptual, and Political Dimensions C. Census and Other Monographs D. Demolinguistics: Origin, Use, and Definition in Canada Notes References Index