Series 416 - Papers and publications relating to population studies in the Pacific Islands

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Papers and publications relating to population studies in the Pacific Islands


  • 1961 - 2001 (Creation)

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5.4 m (27 boxes)

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(1950 -)

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Heather Booth is Associate Professor of Demography at the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute (ADSRI) in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.
Heather leads the ADSRI Group on Longevity, Ageing and Mortality (GLAM), which includes one of two ANU-based nodes of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR). She is also ANU Convenor of Graduate Research in Demography.
Heather began her career at the London School of Economics before moving to the USA to join the POPLAB program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her doctoral research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Heather developed the Booth Standard for use with the Brass Relational Gompertz Model of fertility.
After completing her doctorate, Heather undertook research on ethnic minority populations in Britain and Western Europe. In 1984, Heather relocated to Nouméa, New Caledonia to take up a position as demographer with the South Pacific Commission, working throughout the Pacific Islands. She later worked as an international consultant for a wide range of funding agencies. After migrating to Australia, Heather joined the ANU Demography and Sociology Program in 1998.

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Contains research papers, census and statistical reports, correspondence, published and unpublished reports relating to population studies in the Pacific Islands. Includes material on American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Tokelau, Palau, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Samoa.


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Prepared by Karina Taylor in November 2012.




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