This book introduces population students to random fluctuation in population dynamics. Emphasizing the foundations of demographic analysis, it also covers the computational aspects. The methods discussed are applicable to the study of the structure and dynamics of any population—not just human. At the end of each chapter, Demographic Analysis includes problems and bibliographic notes stressing important points.
Audience: Graduate students studying demographic methods, professional demographers, epidemiologists, human geographers, population economists, and others who work with demographic analysis.
Math is kept to a minimum in this text/reference covering the descriptive and explanatory analyses of the size and makeup of populations. After an introduction, chapters address rates in demographic analysis, life tables, multiple-decrement tables, Markov processes, models, compositional analysis, spatial distribution, and heterogeneity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Rates in Demographic Analysis.
Multiple Decrement Tables.
Models in Demography.
An Approach to Compositional Analysis.