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The Methods and Materials of Demography / Edition 2

The Methods and Materials of Demography / Edition 2

by Jacob S. Siegel, David A. Swanson


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The Methods and Materials of Demography / Edition 2

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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ISBN-13: 9780126419559
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 03/17/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 819
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.75(d)

About the Author

Jacob S. Siegel has had three overlapping careers: former senior statistician for demographic research and analysis for the U.S. Census Bureau, former senior research scholar and professorial lecturer in demography in the Department of Demography, Georgetown University, and currently, private consultant, J. Stuart Siegel Demographic Services. In his career at the U.S. Census Bureau, Siegel received both the Gold Medal Award and the Silver Medal Award from the Department of Commerce. He is formerly President of the Population Association of America and is currently a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. For the past 20 years, Siegel has been working privately as an expert witness and a commissioned author of various technical documents in applied demography and gerontological demography. He is the author or co-author of three books, numerous monographs, papers, and book reviews. Applied Demography reflects the wide-ranging experience of the author as researcher, practitioner, and teacher of demography over the last several decades. He has been intimately involved in developments relating to population estimates and projections, evaluating census data for undercounts and other errors and serving as consultant and expert witness in high-profile cases on these and related matters.

Table of Contents

D.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 Population Tables. D.H. Judson and C.L. Popoff, Appendix C: Selected General Methods. K.N. Bryan and R. George, Appendix D: Geographic Information Systems. Glossary. D.A. Swanson and G.E. Stephan, A Demography Timeline. Author Biographies. Index.

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I remember the early days where I used to go through the old book ¿The Methods and Materials of Demography¿ while studying at the Cairo Demographic Center in the early 90s of last century. The new version is an innovative and invaluable addition to the fundamental books in the field. I highly recommend this book for all demographers worldwide.
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This book is the 21st century's 'bible' of demography. It is a complete update of the original edition issued in the 1970s and has many added features, including the most comprehensive glossary of demographic terms I have seen. It even includes a highly usable 'demography timeline' that shows the dates of important demographic events and publications. It is thorough, accurate, and highly readable, with many examples. Indispensible for professionals and students, this book is likely to surpass the original edition as a classic in the field.