Multiregional Demographic Models

  • Shiva S. Halli
  • K. Vaninadha Rao
Part of the The Plenum Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE)


Conventional demographic analysis has a built-in constraint arising from the assumption of a “closed” population, which implies that there is no migration. The interdependence of demographic processes such as fertility, mortality, and migration in determining the growth and structure of human populations in a multiregional framework cannot be undermined. Further, subnational population analysis has been gaining momentum in recent years as an integral part of population policy studies, where a multiregional perspective is imperative because of interregional migration. In order to circumvent the aforementioned limitation of conventional demographic analysis, a plethora of techniques were developed by Andrei Rogers and his associates during the last decade. The area has grown as a subfield of demography, namely, multiregional demography. Our aim in this chapter is to introduce the reader to this specialty of demographic analysis. Interested readers should consult specific texts or monographs for more details. In this chapter, we will attempt to present a synthesis of the core methodology, allied techniques, algorithms, and related problems.


Migration Rate Demographic Model Model Life Table Regional Mortality Female Birth 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiva S. Halli
    • 1
  • K. Vaninadha Rao
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Bowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenUSA

Personalised recommendations