This text brings readers the full range of ideas and skills of demographic analysis that lie at the core of social sciences and public health. It uses themes from the individual lifecourse, history, and global change to convey the meaning of concepts such as exponential growth, cohorts and periods, lifetables, population projection, proportional hazards, parity, marity, migration flows, and stable populations. From the most basic concepts and measures to developments in spatial demography and hazard modeling at the research frontier, Essential Demographic Methods brings out the wider appeal of demography in its connections across the sciences and humanities.
This four-volume collection brings together theories on population to enable users to make sense of a vast and rapidly expanding corpus of scholarship. With a full index and introduction, newly written by the editors, this work places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context.
This book presents the culmination of collaborative research. It addresses a difficult, yet necessary, area of demographic research: what to do in data situations characterized by irregular, inadequate, or missing data. A common solution within the demographic community has been what is generally referred to as "indirect estimation". In the authors' work the focus has been on the indirect estimation of migration. The goal of this book is to make it accessible to a reader familiar with introductory statistical modeling, at the level of regression and categorical data analysis using log-linear models. It is primarily intended to serve as a reference work for demographers, sociologists, geographers, economists, and regional planners.
This text offers a systematic and coherent overview of the fundamental ideas governing the study of present and future populations. The book covers formal models as well as the underlying logic and context of demographic reasoning. The text also illustrates recent data and new methodological developments. The first section of the book discusses measurements that involve a single individual, such as mortality and fertility; the second section moves from individual behaviors to population-level phenomena; and the third section looks at models involving individuals and social structures within the population, such as marriage and migration rates.
This book introduces demographic applications which employ current demographic concepts and theories and cutting-edge methods and findings, all of which have and will continue to have an impact in the broad area of social demography. Through providing an introduction to new and current developments in demography, methodological and statistical issues, data issues, issues of health, aging, and mortality, and issues in social demography, this book gives new insights into data, substantive issues, and methodological approaches that will assist readers in their use of demography in their research.