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Demographic Methods and Concepts

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  • Rowland, Donald T.

    (Reader in Population Studies, The Australian National University)

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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 and planners 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 of computing. 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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    This book is provided by Oxford University Press in its series OUP Catalogue with number 9780198752639 and published in 2003.

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    Handle: RePEc:oxp:obooks:9780198752639

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    Cited by:
    1. Dr Maja Bacovic, 2007. "Demographic Changes in transition countries: Opportunity or Obstacle for Economic Growth? Case of Montenegro," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(3-4), pages 31-44.
    2. Han Lin Shang, 2012. "Point and interval forecasts of age-specific life expectancies," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 27(21), pages 593-644, November.
    3. Bowles, David & Zuchandke, Andy, 2012. "Entwicklung eines Modells zur Bevölkerungsprojektion - Modellrechnungen zur Bevölkerungsentwicklung bis 2060," Diskussionspapiere der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Leibniz Universität Hannover dp-499, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
    4. James Raymer & Andrei Rogers, 2007. "Using age and spatial flow structures in the indirect estimation of migration streams," Demography, Springer, vol. 44(2), pages 199-223, May.

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