This text aims to help the novice understand demographic variables and analyze their impact on specific private and public sector interests. Examples are employed to demonstrate a wide range of techniques, and the book discusses software products from the 1990 US census that may revolutionize the use of demographic data by business and government.
Part 1 Introduction: the characteristics of applied demography. Part 2 Basic concepts of applied demography: the basic demographic variables; secondary demographic and related socio-economic variables. Part 3 The sources of demographic data for applied analysis: sources of data on basic demographic variables; sources of data on secondary demographic and related variables. Part 4 Methods for applied demographic analysis: general demographic measures for applied analysis; specialized measures for demographic analysis. Part 5 Conclusion: the future of applied demography.