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Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes / Edition 1

Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes / Edition 1

by Samuel Preston
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This book presents and develops the basic methods and models that are used by demographers to study the behaviour of human populations. The procedures are clearly and concisely developed from first principles and extensive applications are presented.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901557864511
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/11/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Samuel H. Preston is Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written monographs on mortality patterns, world urbanization, the history of child health, and other subjects. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

Patrick Heuveline is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Research Associate of the Population Research Center at the University of Chicago. His recent work applies demographic analysis to such diverse topics as the Cambodian genocide and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Michel Guillot is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, where his research focuses on formal demography and mortality in developing countries. He has a Ph.D. in Demography and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts and Measures.

2. Age-Specific Rates and Probabilities.

3. The Life Table and Single Decrement Processes.

4. Multiple Decrement Processes.

5. Fertility and Reproduction.

6. Population Projection.

7. The Stable Population Model.

8. Demographic Relations in Non-stable Populations.

9. Modelling Age Patterns of Vital Events.

10. Methods for Evaluating Data Quality.

11. Indirect Estimation Methods References.

List of Boxes.

List of Tables.

List of Figures.

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