Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Research in Behavioral and Social Science
DEMOGRAPHY OF WAR AND METHODS FOR CALCULATING THE LOSS OF LIFE
This study analyses the relationship between war and population. The impact of the growth and decline of population on important types of warfare – armed conflicts and classic war. At its root, the importance of the link between demography and war is the relative capacity of a given political unit’s population to aid in its defense or to threaten other political units. For this reason, population increase and decrease have always been identified as vital security issues. Demography and war will continue to be an important and policy-relevant topic.
Keywords: war, armed conflicts, demography.