This book shows that the UK's population is increasing faster than at any point in the last 100 years, it is getting progressively older and it is becoming more diverse culturally and ethnically. More school leavers are going on to university. Cohabitation has been replacing marriage, more children live in one-parent families and young adults are finding it harder to get on the property ladder. Many women are delaying having children until their 40s. Cities have seen a resurgence in population but there is still pressure on the countryside, while the north-south divide is getting ever wider, as too are local socio-economic disparities. The contributors to this book document these changes, examine their causes and discuss future prospects and their policy implications.
This edited volume is an important book for the study of population changes in the United Kingdom.
Jane Falkingham is Professor of Demography and International Social Policy at the University of Southampton and Director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change whose remit is to ‘improve our understanding of the drivers and consequences of populations change’. She is the current (2015-17) BSPS President.
Ann Berrington, Professor of Demography and Social Statistics, University of Southampton
Jakub Bijak, Associate Professor of Demography, University of Southampton
Gemma Catney, Dept of Geography, University of Liverpool
Ernestina Coast, Assoc. Prof. of Population Studies, London School of Economics
Ian Diamond, University of Aberdeen
George Disney, post-graduate, University of Southampton
Sylvie Dubuc, London School of Economics
Maria Evandrou, Professor of Gerontology, University of Southampton
Nissa Finney, University of St Andrews
Emily Freeman, Dept of Health and Social Policy, London School of Economics
Ursula Henz, Dept of Sociology, London School of Economics
Sarah Lubman, postdoc, University of Southampton
Alan Marshall, Dept of Geography, University of St Andrews
James Nazroo, Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester
Paul Norman, Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Leeds
Ludi Simpson, Professor of Population Studies, University of Manchester
Athina Vlachantoni, Associate Professor of Gerontology, University of Southampton
Arkadiusz Wiśniowski, University of Southampton