Analytical Family Demography

  • Robert Schoen

Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Robert Schoen
    Pages 1-4
  3. Analyzing Theories of Family Demography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Benoît Laplante, Joice Melo Vieira, Graziela Cristina Farina Ramos Ribeiro Barnabé
      Pages 57-98
  4. At the Analytical Frontier

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Nicola Barban, Maria Sironi
      Pages 101-123
    3. André Grow, Jan Van Bavel
      Pages 125-156
    4. Rhiannon A. Kroeger, Daniel A. Powers
      Pages 157-186
  5. Analytical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Robert Schoen
      Pages 189-199
    3. J. Bart Stykes, Karen Benjamin Guzzo
      Pages 215-239
    4. Richard Gisser, Dalkhat M. Ediev
      Pages 241-274
  6. Analytical Overviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Nico Keilman
      Pages 277-301
    3. Daniel T. Lichter, Zhenchao Qian
      Pages 303-337

About this book


In this book new mathematical and statistical techniques that permit more sophisticated analysis are refined and applied to questions of current concern in order to understand the forces that are driving the recent dramatic changes in family patterns. The areas examined include the impact of the evolving Second Demographic Transition, where complex patterns of gender dynamics and social change are re-orienting family life.  New analyses of marriage, cohabitation, union dynamics, and union dissolution provide a fresh look at the changing family life cycle, emerging patterns of partner choice, and the impact of union dissolution on the life course.  The demography of kinship is explored, and the importance of parity progression to the generation of the kinship web is highlighted.  The methodology of population projections by family status is examined, and new results presented that demonstrate how recognizing family status advances long term policy objectives, especially with regard to children and the elderly.  This book applies up-to-date methods to examine the demography of the family, and will be of value to sociologists, demographers, and all those who are interested in the family.


Second Demographic Transition Population Projections Family and kinship Applied demography Population studies Agent-based modeling Family Demography Family Dynamics Union formation and dissolution Family life course

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Schoen
    • 1
  1. 1.Population Research InstitutePenn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93226-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93227-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6784
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1990
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