The Methods and materials of demography / edited by Jacob S. Siegel, David A. Swanson.

Second edition.
San Diego, CA : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2004.
1 online resource (xiii, 819 pages) : illustrations, maps


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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.
Previous edition: published as by Henry S. Shryock and Jacob S. Siegel. 1976.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 23, 2018).
Introduction / David A. Swanson, Jacob S. Siegel -- Basic sources of statistics / Thomas Bryan -- Collection and processing of demographic data / Thomas Bryan, Robert Heuser -- Population size / Janet Wilmoth -- Population distribution: Geographic areas / David A. Plane -- Population distribution: Classification of residence / Jerome N. McKibben, Kimberly A. Faust -- Age and sex composition / Frank B. Hobbs -- Racial and ethnic composition / Jerome N. McKibben -- Marriage, divorce, and family groups / Kimberly A. Faust -- Educational and economic characteristics / William P. O'Hare, Kelvin M. Pollard, Amy R. Ritualo -- Population change / Stephen G. Perz -- Mortality / Mary McGehee -- The life table / Hallie J. Kintner -- Health demography / Vicki L. Lamb, Jacob S. Siegel -- Natality: Measures based on vital statistics / Sharon Estee -- Natality: Measures based on censuses and surveys / Thomas W. Pullum -- Reproductivity / A. Dharmalingam -- International migration / Barry Edmonston, Margaret Michalowski -- Internal migration and short-distance mobility / Peter A. Morrison, Thomas Bryan, David A. Swanson -- Population estimates / Thomas Bryan -- Population projects / M.V. George, Stanley K. Smith, David A. Swanson, Jeff Tayman -- Some methods of estimation for statistically underdeveloped areas / Carole Popoff, D. H. Judson -- Appendix A. Reference tables for constructing an abridges life table by the Reed-Merrell method / George C. Hough, Jr. -- Appendix B. Model life tables and stable population tables / C.M. Suchindren -- Appendix C. Selected general methods / D. H. Judson, Carole L. Popoff -- Appendix D. Geographic information systems / Kathryn Norcross Bryan, Rob George -- Glossary -- A demography time line / David A. Swanson, G. Edward Stephan -- Author Biographies -- Index.
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