Geographia Polonica (1970) vol. 18

Recent British contributions to the study of population geography

James H. Johnson

Geographia Polonica (1970) vol. 18, pp. 57-74 | Full text


This paper presents a progress report on British research into populationgeography during the last decade. This work is notable for its quantity and diversity,reflected both in the variety of periods and areas studied and in the purposesfor which research has been undertaken. Yet, looking over recent work, threethemes are particularly noticeable. One is a concern with the geographical studyof population data from the underdeveloped countries, particularly those inAfrica. Another is a recurring interest in population found among British historicalgeographers. The third is the analysis of contemporary population problemswithin the British Isles.

James H. Johnson, University College, London