1st Edition

Demographic Methods

ISBN 9780340718926
Published June 26, 1998 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

Demography is the study of population structure and change. As modern society becomes ever more complex, it becomes increasingly important to be able to measure accurately all aspects of change in the population, and estimate what its future size and composition might be. This book describes and explains the methods demographers use to analyse population data.

Looking at mortality and fertility, population dynamics and population projection, nuptiality and migration, Hinde demonstrates that most demographic methods are applications of certain fundamental principles. This book covers material taught in introductory courses in population analysis, while also including more advanced topics such as parity progression ratios, survival analysis and birth interval analysis. Most chapters are followed by a range of exercises, and a comprehensive set of solutions to these exercises is provided at the end of the book. Quattro and Excel spreadsheet files containing data for all the numerical exercises, plus some additional files of data from recent census and surveys, are available via the Internet.

Table of Contents

Some demographic fundamentals
The measurement of mortality
Comparing mortality experiences
The life table
Multiple decrement life tables
Survival analysis
The analysis of marriage
The measurement of fertility
Parity progression
The determinants of fertility
Birth interval analysis
Population growth
Models of population structure
Applications of stable population theory
The analysis of migration
Introduction to population projection
The component method of population projection
Population projection and population dynamics

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