The Demography of African Americans 1930-1990 / Edition 1

The Demography of African Americans 1930-1990 / Edition 1

by S.H. Preston, I.T. Elo, Mark E. Hill, Ira Rosenwaike
     
 

ISBN-10: 140201550X

ISBN-13: 9781402015502

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

African Americans constitute one of the most interesting and dynamic components of the population of the United States. Unfortunately, an accurate assessment of their demographic characteristics is beset by inaccuracies in the underlying data. Using a novel strategy that combines record linkage and demographic/statistical analysis, the authors produce an internally

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Overview

African Americans constitute one of the most interesting and dynamic components of the population of the United States. Unfortunately, an accurate assessment of their demographic characteristics is beset by inaccuracies in the underlying data. Using a novel strategy that combines record linkage and demographic/statistical analysis, the authors produce an internally consistent and robust set of estimates of the African-American population during the period 1930-1990. They interpret the record that emerges, with special reference to longevity trends and differentials. This work is of particular interest to demographers, sociologists and students of ethnic studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402015502
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- 1: Background and Plan of Study.- 2: Data Conundrums.- 3: Ascertaining True Ages at Death Through a Matching Study.- 4: Understanding the Sources of Age Misreporting.- 5: Reconstructing the Size of the Population by Age and Sex.- 6: Mortality and Fertility Trends.- 7: Childhood Conditions that Predict Survival to Advanced Ages.- References.- Index.

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