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Sociology And Demography

Sociology and Anthropology

  • SOSIG--Social Science Information Gateway--SOSIG currently points to over 500 social science resources from its menus, each of them described, catalogued, tested and entered into a searchable database.
  • Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford--links to information and resources on social anthropology, ethnology, museum ethnography, and anthropological archaeology.
  • The Times of Our Lives: Investigations into Socio-chronology--This page investigates how the concept of time works in shaping our experiences of social life and the various timetables and rhythms that shape our behaviors.
  • ETHNOGRAPHICS LAB--The Ethnographics Laboratory is a teaching, research and archival facility for new media at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California.
  • The British Columbia Folklore Society--The British Columbia Folklore Society is a non-profit society established in November 1994 for the express purpose of bringing together and preserving the traditions of this Province.
  • Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist--The mission of the OSA, as designated by Iowa statute, is to conduct archaeological work leading to the development, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge of Iowa's prehistory and history.
  • Maxwell Anthropology Museum--The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, holds over 10 million individual items in its archaeological, ethnological, archival, photo and skeletal collections. The collections come from all parts of the world, but have a Southwestern emphasis.

Demography and Genealogy

  • Population Index--The Population Index covers all fields of interest to demographers, including fertility, mortality, population size and growth, migration, nuptiality and the family, research methodology, projections and predictions, historical demography, and demographic and economic interrelations.
  • The Population Council--The Population Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental research organization established in 1952. The Council seeks to improve the wellbeing and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world, and to help achieve a humane, equitable and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council analyzes population issues and trends; conducts biomedical research to develop new contraceptives; and works with public and private agencies to improve the quality and outreach of family planning and reproductive health services.
  • THE CAIRO CONFERENCE HOME PAGE--The United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held from 5-13 September 1994 in Cairo, Egypt. During this two week period world leaders, high ranking officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies gathered to agree on a Programme of Action.
  • The Gallup Organization--includes links to Gallup Poll archives and newsletters.
  • Genealogy Home Page--links to a wide range of sources of genealogical information on the Internet.