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Some Principles of Stratification
Throughout, it will be necessary to keep in mind one thing-namely, that the discussion relates to the system of positions, not to the individuals occupying those positions. It is one thing to ask whyExpand
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The Origin and Growth of Urbanization in the World
  • K. Davis
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 March 1955
Although there were a few cities as early as 4000 B.C., the cities of the ancient world were generally small and had to be supported by much larger rural populations. "Urbanized societies," in whichExpand
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The World Demographic Transition
IEWED in long-run perspective, Vthe growth of the earth’s population has been like a long, thin powder fuse that burns slowly and haltingly until it finally reaches the charge and then explodes. ForExpand
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The Urbanization of the Human Population
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Wives and work: the sex role revolution and its consequences.
The % of married women in the US work force has risen from 4.6% in 1890 to 51.2% in 1982. The more highly developed the country and the longer it has been developed the higher the proportion ofExpand
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World urbanization, 1950-1970
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Final Note on a Case of Extreme Isolation
  • K. Davis
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 March 1947
Anna, an extremely isolated girl described in 1940, died in 1942. By the time of her death she had made considerable progress, but she never achieved normality. Her slowness is probably explained byExpand
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The Mediterranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus in Texas
The first report of Hemidactylus turcicus in Texas was made in 1955. The current range, consisting of numerous well established populations, is that area south of a line from Del Rio through SanExpand
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