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Applied Mathematical Demography


Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Nathan Keyfitz
    Pages 1-33
  3. Nathan Keyfitz
    Pages 34-53
  4. Nathan Keyfitz
    Pages 162-200
  5. Nathan Keyfitz
    Pages 201-236
  6. Nathan Keyfitz
    Pages 237-272
  7. Nathan Keyfitz
    Pages 273-302
  8. Nathan Keyfitz
    Pages 303-349
  9. Nathan Keyfitz
    Pages 350-367
  10. Nathan Keyfitz
    Pages 368-384
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 419-441

About this book


What follows is a new edition of the second in a series of three books providing an account of the mathematical development of demography. The first, Introduction to the Mathematics of Population (Addison-Wesley, 1968), gave the mathematical background. The second, the original of the present volume, was concerned with demography itself. The third in the sequence, Mathematics Through Problems (with John Beekman; Springer­ Verlag, 1982), supplemented the first two with an ordered sequence of problems and answers. Readers interested in the mathematics may consult the earlier book, republished with revisions by Addison-Wesley in 1977 and still in print. There is no overlap in subject matter between Applied Mathematical Demography and the Introduction to the Mathematics of Population. Three new chapters have been added, dealing with matters that have come recently into the demographic limelight: multi-state calculations, family demogra­ phy, and heterogeneity. vii PREFACE This book is concerned with commonsense questions about, for instance, the effect of a lowered death rate on the proportion of old people or the effect of abortions on the birth rate. The answers that it reaches are not always commonsense, and we will meet instances in which intuition has to be adjusted to accord with what the mathematics shows to be the case.


REFA death demography development family forecasting instability mathematics mortality state

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