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Methods and Models in Demography



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ISBN 9780898624519
Published December 31, 1992 by Guilford Press
217 Pages

 
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Book Description

This volume clearly outlines the methods used to study population structure and change by presenting the major descriptive and analytical models developed by demographers to investigate the interrelationships between fertility, age, structure, and mortality. With illustrations, tables, and data drawn from a wide range of countries in both the developed and developing world, Methods and Models in Demography explicates the potential uses and limitations of the current models for population analysis, estimation, and forecasting.

Its broad yet in-depth approach to this field of wide-spread concern makes Methods and Models in Demography an invaluable resource for researchers and social planners. The book's clear writing, step-by-step format, numerous case examples, and exercises (complete with answers), make it an exemplary classroom text for any population-related course.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction for Formal Demography. Part 1. Demographic Methods. 2. Age and Sex Composition. 3. Period Fertility. 4. Cohort Fertility. 5. Mortality and Life Tables. 6. Migration. 7. Marriage and Divorce. 8. Reproductivity. Part 2. Demographic Models. 9. Introduction. 10. Models of Age Structure. 11. Empirical Model Life Tables. 12. Rational Model Life Tables. 13. Models of Nuptiality and Fertility. 14. Population Projections and Forecasts.

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"This volume has a breadth of coverage not found in any similar text while providing sufficient depth into each topic to provide a basic understanding and training in practical applications." - Douglas Anderton, University of Massachusetts, USA