Subnational Population Estimates

  • David A. Swanson
  • Jeff Tayman

Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. David A. Swanson, Jeff Tayman
    Pages 1-11
  3. David A. Swanson, Jeff Tayman
    Pages 13-41
  4. David A. Swanson, Jeff Tayman
    Pages 43-56
  5. David A. Swanson, Jeff Tayman
    Pages 57-104
  6. David A. Swanson, Jeff Tayman
    Pages 105-114
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    Pages 115-135
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    Pages 137-163
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    Pages 165-185
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    Pages 187-194
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    Pages 207-218
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    Pages 303-312
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  18. David A. Swanson, Jeff Tayman
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  19. David A. Swanson, Jeff Tayman
    Pages 357-368
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 369-411

About this book

Introduction

Providing a unified and comprehensive treatment of the theory and techniques of sub-national population estimation, this much-needed publication does more than collate disparate source material. It examines hitherto unexplored methodological links between differing types of estimation from both the demographic and sample-survey traditions and is a self-contained primer that combines academic rigor with a wealth of real-world examples that are useful models for demographers.

Between censuses, which are expensive, administratively complex, and thus infrequent, demographers and government officials must estimate population using either demographic modeling techniques or statistical surveys that sample a fraction of residents. These estimates play a central role in vital decisions that range from funding allocations and rate-setting to education, health and housing provision. They also provide important data to companies undertaking market research. However, mastering small-area and sub-national population estimation is complicated by scattered, incomplete and outdated academic sources—an issue this volume tackles head-on. Rapidly increasing population mobility is making inter-census estimation ever more important to strategic planners. This book will make the theory and techniques involved more accessible to anyone with an interest in developing or using population estimates.

“With the publication of this volume, for the first time a book which is both a comprehensive and rigorous scholarly work as well as a user oriented and pragmatic methodological source has become available.”

Steve Murdock, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

Steve Murdock, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

Steve Murdock, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

Keywords

"Postcensal" estimation methods Administrative planning Applied demography Census statistics DeFacto populations DeJure populations Demographic and statistical sample surveys Demographic tradition Demography Estimation Methods Extrapolation methods Housing unit method National and subnational fund allocations Population change Population registration system Subnational areas Subnational estimation methods Survey controls Urban planning

Authors and affiliations

  • David A. Swanson
    • 1
  • Jeff Tayman
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. SociologyUniversity of California RiversideRiversideUSA
  2. 2.San DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8954-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8953-3
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-8954-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6784
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