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Methods and Models in Demography - Colin Newell

Methods and Models in Demography

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Published: 8th June 1990
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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.

"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

Basic Formal Demography
Data Collection
Age and Sex Structure
Period Fertility
Cohort Fertility
Mortality and Life Tables
Migration
Marriage and Divorce
Reproductivity
Demographic Models
Introduction to Demographic Models
Models of Age Structure Empirical Model Life Tables
Relational Model Life Tables
Models of Nuptiality and Fertility
Population Projections and Forecasts
Exercise Answers
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780898624519
ISBN-10: 0898624517
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: 8th June 1990
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.37