The Methods and Materials of Demography, 2nd Edition / Edition 2by David Swanson Jacob Siegel
Pub. Date: 03/17/2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
This book is a thorough update of the original Methods and Materials of Demography (1976). Every chapter is new, written exclusively for this edition. Like the original, Red Book, the Second Edition presents a systematic and comprehensive exposition of the methods used by technicians and research workers in dealing with demographic data. It is concerned with the
This book is a thorough update of the original Methods and Materials of Demography (1976). Every chapter is new, written exclusively for this edition. Like the original, Red Book, the Second Edition presents a systematic and comprehensive exposition of the methods used by technicians and research workers in dealing with demographic data. It is concerned with the ways 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 also 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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Table of ContentsD.A. Swanson and J.S. Siegel, Acknowledgements.
L. Gage and D.S. Massey, Preface.
D.A. Swanson and J.S. Siegel, Introduction.
T. Bryan, Basic Sources of Statistics.
T. Bryan and R. Heuser, Collection and Processing of Demographic Data.
J. Wilmoth, Population Size.
D. Plane, Population DistributionGeographic Areas.
J.N. McKibbenand and K.A. Faust, Population DistributionClassification of Residence.
F.B. Hobbs, Age and Sex Composition.
J.N. McKibben, Racial and Ethnic Composition.
K.A. Faust, Marriage, Divorce, and Family Groups.
W.P. O'Hare, K.M. Pollard, and A.R. Ritualo, Education and Economic Characteristics.
S.G. Perz, Population Change.
M. McGehee, Mortality.
H.J. Kintner, The Life Table.
V.L. Lamb and J.S. Siegel, Health Demography.
S. Estee, NatalityMeasures Based on Vital Statistics.
T.W. Pullum, NatalityMeasures Based on Censuses and Surveys.
A. Dharmalingam, Reproductivity.
B. Edmonston and M. Michalowski, International Migration.
P.A. Morrison, T. Bryan, and D.A. Swanson, Internal Migration and Short-Distance Mobility.
T. Bryan, Population Estimates.
M.V. George, S.K. Smith, D.A. Swanson, and J. Tayman, Population Projections.
C. Popoff and D.H. Judson, Some Methods for Statistically Underdeveloped Areas.
G.C. Hough, Jr., Appendix A: Reference Tables for Contructing an Abridged Life Table by the Reed-Merrell Method.
C.M. Suchindran, Appendix B: Model Life Tables and Stable PopulationTables.
D.H. Judson and C.L. Popoff, Appendix C: Selected General Methods.
K.N. Bryan and R. George, Appendix D: Geographic Information Systems.
D.A. Swanson and G.E. Stephan, A Demography Timeline.
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