Statistical Demography and Forecasting / Edition 1

Statistical Demography and Forecasting / Edition 1

by Juha Alho, Bruce Spencer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387235302

ISBN-13: 9780387235301

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: Springer New York

For statisticians this book provides a unique introduction to demographic problems in a familiar language. For demographers, actuaries, epidemiologists, and professionals in related fields, the book presents a unified statistical outlook on both classical methods of demography and recent developments. To facilitate its classroom use, exercises are included. Over half…  See more details below

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For statisticians this book provides a unique introduction to demographic problems in a familiar language. For demographers, actuaries, epidemiologists, and professionals in related fields, the book presents a unified statistical outlook on both classical methods of demography and recent developments. To facilitate its classroom use, exercises are included. Over half of the book is readily accessible to undergraduates, but more maturity may be required to benefit fully from the complete text. Knowledge of differential and integral calculus, matrix algebra, basic probability theory, and regression analysis is assumed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387235301
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Series:
Springer Series in Statistics
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Sources of demographic data9
Ch. 3Sampling designs and inference31
Ch. 4Waiting times and their statistical estimation71
Ch. 5Regression models for counts and survival117
Ch. 6Multistate models and cohort-component book-keeping166
Ch. 7Approaches to forecasting demographic rates198
Ch. 8Uncertainty in demographic forecasts : concepts, issues, and evidence226
Ch. 9Statistical propagation of error in forecasting269
Ch. 10Errors in census numbers296
Ch. 11Financial applications327
Ch. 12Decision analysis and small area estimates344

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