Inverse Projection Techniques

Old and New Approaches

  • Elisabetta Barbi
  • Salvatore Bertino
  • Eugenio Sonnino

Part of the Demographic Research Monographs book series (DEMOGRAPHIC)

About this book


Inverse Projection is a method for estimating accurate demographic indicators of a population where vital registration data are available, but population censuses are lacking or unreliable. The book offers an overview of the present state of methodological development in the field of inverse projection techniques. In the various chapters of the book, leading experts in demography and related fields review the method, discuss recent extensions, test performances, and stress differences of the various procedures. The book is intended for all scientists who are interested in the reconstruction of demographic scenarios in particular situations, with specific kinds of data, as well as for statisticians and mathematicians who are attracted by this fascinating field of application.


Census Censuses Demographic Processes Demography Historical Demography Inverse Projection Population Reconstruction Projections Stochastic Population Projections

Editors and affiliations

  • Elisabetta Barbi
    • 1
  • Salvatore Bertino
    • 2
  • Eugenio Sonnino
    • 3
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Demographic ResearchRostockGermany
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Statistica, Probabilità e Statistiche ApplicateUniversità “La Sapienza”RomeItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Scienze DemograficheUniversità “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05892-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-08016-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-5520
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