Basic Demographic Measures: A Practical Guide for Users

Basic Demographic Measures: A Practical Guide for Users

by John Saunders
     
 

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This book is a ready reference and a free-standing text for those who want to understand the measures without plowing through detailed and lengthy explanations of sources of data, international comparisons and, in general, the nuances of the subject matter. It is aimed at the beginner and at the professional who would like a ready reference to these measures and

Overview

This book is a ready reference and a free-standing text for those who want to understand the measures without plowing through detailed and lengthy explanations of sources of data, international comparisons and, in general, the nuances of the subject matter. It is aimed at the beginner and at the professional who would like a ready reference to these measures and presumes no knowledge of mathematics beyond basic arithmetic and no prior knowledge of demography. The uniqueness of this volume lies in the detailed step-by-step exposition of the calculation of all of these measures in one volume, supplemented by graphs which illustrate significant points. There are 31 tables and 8 figures, yet the volume is small and easy to use. Exercises and answers are provided.

Editorial Reviews

Richard L. Clinton
A very useful reference for non-demographers whose work involves population studies. Remarkable in its clarity and conciseness.
John J. Macisco
This book fills a lacunae in the field. It is especially useful for undergraduate courses in population (demography) and business (marketing). It is a good ready reference for graduate students and faculty. No prior knowledge of demography is required.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819171665
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
12/14/1988
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

John Saunders is Professor of Sociology at Mississippi State University.

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