Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes
October 2000, ©2000, Wiley-Blackwell
2. Age-Specific Rates and Probabilities.
3. The Life Table and Single Decrement Processes.
4. Multiple Decrement Processes.
5. Fertility and Reproduction.
6. Population Projection.
7. The Stable Population Model.
8. Demographic Relations in Non-stable Populations.
9. Modelling Age Patterns of Vital Events.
10. Methods for Evaluating Data Quality.
11. Indirect Estimation Methods References.
List of Boxes.
List of Tables.
List of Figures.
Patrick Heuveline is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Research Associate of the Population Research Center at the University of Chicago. His recent work applies demographic analysis to such diverse topics as the Cambodian genocide and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Michel Guillot is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, where his research focuses on formal demography and mortality in developing countries. He has a Ph.D. in Demography and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.
"It is really a graduate-level textbook of formal demography. As
such, it is sorely needed. I will certainly use it as my basic
textbook when it comes out. The authors have done an excellent job
of keeping this interesting and informative." Professor Kenneth
Hill, Director of the Johns Hopkins Population Center
"It is not a text on population geography. That was not the
creative intention of the authors: they provide a carefully crafted
toolkit for advanced exercises on demographic analysis. It succeeds
as an undergraduate level text and is reasonable priced"
"For the mathematically competent, it is terrific. The coverage
of the book is indicated by its 12 chapters: basic concept and
measures, age-specific rates and probabilities, the life table and
single decrement processes, multiple decrement processes, fertility
and reproduction, population projections, the stable population
model, demographic relationships in non-stable populations,
modelling age patterns of vital events, methods of evaluating data
quality, indirect estimation methods, and increment-decrement life
tables ( this chapter contributed by Alberto Palloni). As a text,
the book could be used as a first course for those with
particularly good mathematical skills but it is probably better
employed as a successor to a simpler methods course in which the
fundamental ideas of demography have been made clear. The earlier
course would filter out those students who would most benefit from
a course based on this book.
For the practitioner, this is an excellent reference book. It
takes the fear out of a lot of mathematical material in demograohy
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emergence has already led us here at the ANU to consider a
restructuring of our teaching to incorporate a course based on this
book." Journal of Population Research
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