Introduction to Demographic Analysis

Introduction to Demographic Analysis

This book is the result of several years of experience in teaching principles and methods of demographic analysis at the Department of Demography of the University of Louvain.

Author: G. Wunsch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468423730

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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This book is the result of several years of experience in teaching principles and methods of demographic analysis at the Department of Demography of the University of Louvain. Chapters 1 and 2 deal with the basic principles and methods involved in the two approaches demographers usually take, i.e., cohort and period analysis. Chapters 3-6 are devoted to applying these principles and methods to the particular phenomena with which the demog rapher is especially concerned: mortality, nuptiality, natality, and spatial mobility. In order to maintain coherence, examples have been placed at the end of each major section instead of being dispersed throughout the text. This should enable the reader to grasp both the theory and the example as a whole, rather than envisaging the theory as a particular reply to a specific problem. Finally, each chapter ends with a list of references, to which is added a selection of major books and articles in population analysis drawn mainly from the American, British, and French demographic literature.
Categories: Political Science

Introduction to Demographic Analysis

Introduction to Demographic Analysis

Author: University of Georgia. Institute for Behavioral Research

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:22622831

Category: Demography

Page: 160

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Categories: Demography

Demographic Analysis

Demographic Analysis

The book also explores sickness as a population characteristic and a way of better understanding mortality variations.

Author: Bernard Benjamin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000358773

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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First published in 1968, Demographic Analysis was written to provide a comprehensive account of demographic methods for those with a need to understand population movements. The book provides an introduction to some of the key tools used by demographers and the principal sources of population data. Beginning with an overview of the scope, content and use of the population census, it then examines methods for measuring births, deaths, and migration before setting out the methodology for determining the contributions of these elements to population change and estimating past or future changes. The book also explores sickness as a population characteristic and a way of better understanding mortality variations.
Categories: Social Science

Fundamentals of Demographic Analysis Concepts Measures and Methods

Fundamentals of Demographic Analysis  Concepts  Measures and Methods

This book offers an ideal introduction to the analysis of demographic data.

Author: Gordon A. Carmichael

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319370200

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

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This book offers an ideal introduction to the analysis of demographic data. Inside, readers of all quantitative skill levels will find the information they need to develop a solid understanding of the methods used to study human populations and how they change over time due to such factors as birth, death, and migration. The comprehensive, systematic coverage defines basic concepts and introduces data sources; champions the use of Lexis diagrams as a device for visualizing demographic measures; highlights the importance of making comparisons (whether over time or between populations at a point in time) that control for differences in population composition; describes approaches to analyzing mortality, fertility, and migration; and details approaches to the important field of population projection. Throughout, the author makes the material accessible for readers through careful exposition, the use of examples, and other helpful features. This book's thorough coverage of basic concepts and principles lays a firm foundation for anyone contemplating undertaking demographic research, whether in a university setting or in a professional employment that takes on a demographic dimension requiring in-house training.
Categories: Social Science

Applied Demography

Applied Demography

This text aims to help the novice understand demographic variables and analyze their impact on specific private and public sector interests.

Author: Steve H. Murdock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429715242

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Advanced Introduction to Demography

Advanced Introduction to Demography

Highlighting the power of multi-dimensional demography, this Advanced Introduction addresses the most consequential changes in our societies and economies using quantitative approaches.

Author: Lutz, Wolfgang

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789901474

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Highlighting the power of multi-dimensional demography, this Advanced Introduction addresses the most consequential changes in our societies and economies using quantitative approaches. It defines three demographic theories with predictive power – demographic metabolism, transition and dividend – and repositions the discipline at the heart of social science.
Categories: Social Science

Microsimulation and Population Dynamics

Microsimulation and Population Dynamics

This book is a practical, step-by-step introduction to microsimulation in demography.

Author: Alain Bélanger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319446639

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book is a practical, step-by-step introduction to microsimulation in demography. It shows how to use Modgen, a powerful and free microsimulation platform built by Statistics Canada. The authors' hands-on explanation of model development will help readers make their own. The book teaches how to create and run a simple cohort model with a single fixed-rate event, and builds upon this concept. It introduces how to develop both a single state life table as well as a multiple increment-decrement life table using the tools provided by Modgen. The authors illustrate how to easily upgrade an existing model by adding new modules and new dimensions as determinants of a risk already modeled. The integration of a fertility module and a base population allows the user to bring new actors into the simulation and transform a cohort-based model into a population-based one. The final addition of an international migration module allows the user to accomplish fully open, multi-regional projections. This accessible introduction will be of interest to researchers and students in population studies and other social sciences. It will also appeal to anyone interested in the computational modeling of population dynamics.
Categories: Social Science