The Methods and Materials of Demography

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Academic Press, 2013 M10 22 - 577 páginas
Like the original two-volume work, this work attempts to present a systematic and comprehensive exposition, with illustrations, of the methods used by technicians and research workers in dealing with demographic data. The book is concerned with how data on population are gathered, classified, and treated to produce tabulations and various summarizing measures that reveal the significant aspects of the composition and dynamics of populations. It sets forth the sources, limitations, underlying definitions, and bases of classification, as well as the techniques and methods that have been developed for summarizing and analyzing the data.

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CHAPTER 15 The Life Table
249
Measures Based on Vital Statistics
273
Measures Based on Censuses and Surveys
297
CHAPTER 18 Reproductivity
313
CHAPTER 19 Marriage and Divorce
333
CHAPTER 20 International Migration
349
CHAPTER 21 Internal Migration and ShortDistance Mobility
373
CHAPTER 22 Population Estimates
407

CHAPTER 9 Racial and Ethnic Composition
145
CHAPTER 10 Marital Characteristics and Family Groups
161
CHAPTER 11 Educational Characteristics
177
CHAPTER 12 Economic Characteristics
191
CHAPTER 13 Population Change
211
CHAPTER 14 Mortality
221
CHAPTER 23 Population Projections
439
CHAPTER 24 Some Methods of Estimation for Statistically Underdeveloped Areas
483
APPENDIXES
509
Author Index
561
Subject Index
565
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Jacob S. Siegel has had three overlapping careers: former senior statistician for demographic research and analysis for the U.S. Census Bureau, former senior research scholar and professorial lecturer in demography in the Department of Demography, Georgetown University, and currently, private consultant, J. Stuart Siegel Demographic Services. In his career at the U.S. Census Bureau, Siegel received both the Gold Medal Award and the Silver Medal Award from the Department of Commerce. He is formerly President of the Population Association of America and is currently a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. For the past 20 years, Siegel has been working privately as an expert witness and a commissioned author of various technical documents in applied demography and gerontological demography. He is the author or co-author of three books, numerous monographs, papers, and book reviews. Applied Demography reflects the wide-ranging experience of the author as researcher, practitioner, and teacher of demography over the last several decades. He has been intimately involved in developments relating to population estimates and projections, evaluating census data for undercounts and other errors and serving as consultant and expert witness in high-profile cases on these and related matters.

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