Demographic Methods and Concepts

Paperback | May 12, 2003

byDonald T. Rowland

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Demographic Methods and Concepts presents the methods most commonly needed to work with statistical materials on population at national, regional and local levels. Unlike other textbooks in the field, clear non-technical language is used throughout to make demographic techniques accessible to a broad readership irrespective of background in mathematics. All the demographic techniques most relevant to the work of demographers, geographers, sociologists andplanners are covered. Demographic concepts and practical strategies important in the interpretation of population statistics are also discussed. The book takes a unique and innovative computer-based approach to the visualisation of demographic concepts and data. The fully integrated accompanying CD-ROM contains spreadsheet modules, with on-screen controls and menus, run in Microsoft Excel. The modules can be used without any knowledge ofcomputing. Further Spreadsheet Exercises in the text enable the acquisition of computing techniques that enhance the breadth and depth of investigations, as well as enjoyment and proficiency in working with population statistics.

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Demographic Methods and Concepts presents the methods most commonly needed to work with statistical materials on population at national, regional and local levels. Unlike other textbooks in the field, clear non-technical language is used throughout to make demographic techniques accessible to a broad readership irrespective of backgro...

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 re...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:546 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.17 inPublished:May 12, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198752636

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Table of Contents

Each chapter contains study resources including glossary of key terms, further reading, internet resources, exercises, and spreadsheet exercisesPrefaceSection 1. Population Dynamics1. Population Change2. Population Growth and Decline3. Age-Sex CompositionSection 2. Analytical Approaches4. Comparing Populations5. Demographic WritingSection 3. Vital Processes6. Mortality and Health7. Fertility and the FamilySection 4. Demographic Models8. Life Tables9. Stable and Stationary ModelsSection 5. Spatial Patterns and Processes10. Population Distribution11. MigrationSection 6. Applied Demography12. Population Projections and Estimates13. Population CompositionAppendices:A: Basic mathsB: Using the Excel modulesC: Introduction to ExcelD: Answers to exercises

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`'Indeed, I congratulate Rowland on considering who his readership should be and writing the book accordingly. This is not a book for demographers, rather one for those that need to learn certain techniques involved in demography. What Rowland has achieved with this book is to provide a useful(and much needed) stepping stone from zero knowledge of demographic methods to the more purist forms in which it is more commonly presented.''Briony Eckstein (2004) European Journal of Population 20( 3): 291-292