So, what is population geography?

July 23rd, 2018 PGRG Blog #12 Kate Botterill Sophie Cranston We are delighted to announce a series of exciting sessions sponsored by the PGRG at the 2018 RGS-IBG annual conference in Cardiff. A question PGRG members are often asked is what is population geography? People often mistake population geography for demography, the statistical analysis of changing … More So, what is population geography?

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Where are all the female population geography professors?

July 2nd, 2018 PGRG Blog #11 Nissa Finney It was recently remarked to me that I am the first female Chair of the RGS-IBG Population Geography Research Group. I was struck by this comment and turned to the archives of the Research Group in Area and the Royal Geographical Society files of AGM minutes to … More Where are all the female population geography professors?

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Extreme Weather Events And Population Movement In The Era Of Climate Change

June 21, 2018 PGRG Blog #10 Lisa Thalheimer Extreme weather and migratory events have been topics of great interest for decades. In recent years, extreme weather events such as droughts or floods often result in widespread displacement.  The 2011 drought in East Africa – a region, which has historically been using migration as coping strategy … More Extreme Weather Events And Population Movement In The Era Of Climate Change

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Family ties, internal migration and immobility

The FamilyTies project: Family ties, internal migration and immobility Feb 17, 2018 PGRG Blog #9, February 2018 Clara H. Mulder Population geographers have played an important role in gaining understanding of migration patterns, processes and outcomes. However, despite a growing research attention to inter-generational care and geographical distances between family members, the role of ties … More Family ties, internal migration and immobility

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Spatial Strategies

PGRG Blog #8, December 2017 Spatial Strategies Supporting Complex Human Systems: A Health and Aged Care Case Study By Dr Hamish Robertson Introduction In the 21st century population ageing represents a very complex ‘problem’ with which various human systems (political, economic, health) continue to grapple. The geography of ageing is dynamic and the epidemiological complexity … More Spatial Strategies

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December Book Review

PGRG Blog #7, December 2017 An introduction to Population Geographies: lives across space by Holly Barcus and Keith Halfacree review – a much needed social perspective on population geography Review by Dr Laura Prazeres University of St Andrews Population Geography has become ever more relevant within our global society and this book provides a comprehensive … More December Book Review

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The decline in US internal migration continues

PGRG Blog #6, December 2017 Tony Champion Newcastle University The latest annual update on geographic mobility in the USA was released on 15 November 2017 by the Census Bureau. It shows a continuation of the long-term decline in mover rates, giving the within-US one-year address-change rate as 10.6% for 2016-17, the lowest since the Current … More The decline in US internal migration continues

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Variant population projections are more important than ever

PGRG Blog #5, November 2017 Nik Lomax University of Leeds This week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released six extra variants for the 2016 based National Population Projections (NPPs).  The intention of these variants is to provide results from ‘particular, but not necessarily realistic’ assumptions which can be compared alongside the projection variants available … More Variant population projections are more important than ever

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More highlights from the RGS-IBG Annual Conference

PGRG Blog #3, October 2017 Postgraduate Contributions to Population Geography By Charlotte Bolton and Andreas Culora Given the previous year’s success, this postgraduate session sponsored by the Population Geography Research Group and the Postgraduate Forum returned to the conference, attracting a new cohort of postgraduate Population Geographers. The session was convened by the authors and … More More highlights from the RGS-IBG Annual Conference

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Highlights from RGS-IBG

PGRG Blog #3, September 2017 Negotiating Brexit: Migrant spatialities and identities in a changing Europe By Kate Botterill and David McCollum Three sessions on ‘Negotiating Brexit’ at the 2017 RGS-IBG Annual Conference showcased emerging research on the impacts of Brexit on EU and non-EU nationals in the UK, British nationals in Europe and on established … More Highlights from RGS-IBG

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ONS report: New approach for producing population estimates by ethnic group

PGRG Blog #2, September 2017 The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes detailed population estimates by ethnic group for areas in England and Wales following each census. However, there are currently no reliable population estimates by ethnic group available at the local authority level for the years since the 2011 census. Given the user interest … More ONS report: New approach for producing population estimates by ethnic group

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