Basic Demographic Measures: A Practical Guide for Users

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University Press of America, 1988 - Reference - 90 pages
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This book is a ready reference and a free-standing text for those who want to understand the measures without plowing through detailed and lengthy explanations of sources of data, international comparisons and, in general, the nuances of the subject matter. It is aimed at the beginner and at the professional who would like a ready reference to these measures and presumes no knowledge of mathematics beyond basic arithmetic and no prior knowledge of demography. The uniqueness of this volume lies in the detailed step-by-step exposition of the calculation of all of these measures in one volume, supplemented by graphs which illustrate significant points. There are 31 tables and 8 figures, yet the volume is small and easy to use. Exercises and answers are provided.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Age and Sex
3
Plotting an Agesex Pyramid
5
INACCURACIES IN AGE DATA
9
MEASURES OF THE ACCURACY OF AGE REPORTING
11
The Sex Ratio
16
THE DEPENDENCY RATIO
18
Median Age
20
THE NET REPRODUCTION RATE
36
Mortality
41
AGESPECIFIC DEATH RATES
43
INFANT NEONATAL AND POSTNEONATAL MORTALITY RATES
45
Standardized Death Rate
46
The Life Table
51
THE COLUMNS Of The Life Table
55
ABRIDGED LIFE TABLES
59

Migration
21
MIGRATION RATES
22
Fertility
25
Children Ever Born
26
MARITAL FERTILITY RATE
27
THE GENERAL FERTILITY RATE
29
Agespecific Birth Rates
30
Total Fertility Rate
32
Cumulative Fertility Rate
33
The Gross Reproduction Rate
34
SOME USES OF THE LIFE TABLE
60
Population Change
63
Natural Increase
64
Population Projections
68
Exercises
70
Answers
77
Additional Reading
87
References
89
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John Saunders is Professor of Sociology at Mississippi State University.

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