Demographic Methods and Concepts (häftad)
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Demographic Methods and Concepts

Häftad,  Engelska, 2003-04-01
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Demographic Methods and Concepts makes accessible the most commonly needed techniques for working with population statistics, irrespective of the reader's mathematical background. For the first time in such a text, concepts and practical strategies needed in the interpretation of demographic indices and data are included.
Spreadsheet training exercises enable students to acquire the computer skills needed for demographic work. The accompanying free CD-ROM contains innovative, fully integrated learning modules as well as applications facilitating demographic studies.
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'A key feature of the text is a diskette that contains Microsoft Excel-based programs for illustrating and doing fundamental demographic calculations (life tables, growth rates, standardization, and so forth)...The book is a very good compendium of basic demography that clearly is based on the author's practical teaching experience. It has re-opened for me the possibility of successfully teaching demographic methods to students not primarily interested in population studies. I look forward to using it'. Population Studies, Vol.58, No.2, 2004, pp255-256.

'Demographic Methods and Concepts is likely to have such a broader readership, since it is designed to serve also as a self-contained introduction and instructional manual on its subject. It is well written (enlivened with apt quotations from Graunt) and requires little mathematical backround. The graphics are excellent. Fully up-tp-date in terms of 'desktop demography, it has bibliographies that cater to the internet generation as well as to old-style page turners, numerous spreadsheet exercises, and an attached CD-ROM containing excel modules linked to the text'. Population and Development Review 2003.

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<br>Don Rowland is a Reader in Population Studies at the Australian National University, where he teaches courses on demographic methods, population trends and social changes. He has published monographs, and numerous papers in academic journals and books, focussing on migration, the family, ageing, and national population changes. His research has included many studies undertaken for Australian and international organisations, including the Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography (CICRED), the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and the United Nations. Like many demographers, his research and teaching is undertaken in an interdisciplinary setting; interests in family sociology and social gerontology supplement his formal academic qualifications in geography and demography.<br>


EACH CHAPTER CONTAINS STUDY RESOURCES INCLUDING GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS, FURTHER READING, INTERNET RESOURCES, EXERCISES, AND SPREADSHEET EXERCISES; Preface; SECTION 1. POPULATION DYNAMICS; 1. Population Change; 2. Population Growth and Decline; 3. Age-Sex Composition; SECTION 2. ANALYTICAL APPROACHES; 4. Comparing Populations; 5. Demographic Writing; SECTION 3. VITAL PROCESSES; 6. Mortality and Health; 7. Fertility and the Family; SECTION 4. DEMOGRAPHIC MODELS; 8. Life Tables; 9. Stable and Stationary Models; SECTION 5. SPATIAL PATTERNS AND PROCESSES; 10. Population Distribution; 11. Migration; SECTION 6. APPLIED DEMOGRAPHY; 12. Population Projections and Estimates; 13. Population Composition; APPENDICES; A: BASIC MATHS; B: USING THE EXCEL MODULES; C: INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL; D: ANSWERS TO EXERCISES