The Indirect Estimation of Migration: Methods for Dealing with Irregular, Inadequate, and Missing Data / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Netherlands
This unique book introduces an essential element in applied demographic analysis: a tool-kit for describing, smoothing, repairing and - in instances of totally missing data - inferring directional migration flows. Migration rates combine with fertility and mortality rates to shape the evolution of human populations. Demographers have found that all three generally exhibit persistent regularities in their age and spatial patterns, when changing levels are controlled for. Drawing on statistical descriptions of such regularities, it is often possible to improve the quality of the available data by smoothing irregular data, imposing the structures of borrowed and related data on unreliable data, and estimating missing data by indirect methods. Model migration schedules and log-linear models are presented as powerful methods for helping population researchers, historical demographers, geographers, and migration analysts work with the data available to them.
|Series:||The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis , #26|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Describing age strucutres of migration.- Chapter 3: Describing Spatial Structures of Migration.- Chapter 4: Smooting age and spatial patterns.- Chapter 5: Imposing age and spatial structures.- Chapter 6: Inferring age and spatial patterns.- Chapter 7: Conclusion.