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Demographic Methods and Concepts. Mit CD-ROM


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

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 texts in the field, this book uses clear non-technical language throughout to make demographic techniques accessibleto a diverse array of students, regardless of their 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 populationstatistics are also included. The book is ideal for undergraduate courses in sociology, geography, economics, and statistics. FeaturesBLProvides techniques for analysis of population at regional, local, and national scalesBLIncludes chapters on migration and applied demographyBLIntegrates computer-based learning modules--the nature of demographic concepts and visual comparisons of demographic data--throughout the textBLEmploys spreadsheet exercises using demographic statistics at the end of every chapter to help students develop relevant skills Student CD-ROM--Packaged With Every BookBLFully integrated with the text, this CD-ROM contains Excel spreadsheet modules and applications facilitating demographic studies. Companion Websitehttp: //www.oup.co.uk/best.textbooks/geography/rowland

Inhaltsverzeichnis

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

Portrait

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 InternationalCooperation 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 gerontologysupplement his formal academic qualifications in geography and demography.

Pressestimmen

'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.
EAN: 9780198752639
ISBN: 0198752636
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 546 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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