Imposing Age and Spatial Patterns

  • Andrei Rogers
  • James Raymer
  • Jani Little
Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 26)


The methods proposed in this chapter are particularly useful when sample sizes are insufficient to provide reliable age-specific migration flows. These procedures rely both on the survey data in question and on known regularities in migration schedules that have been observed within larger geographic regions, within families that exhibit similar migration age patterns, and within the same area over time. We build upon the smoothing methods developed in Chapter 4, and go one step further by proposing procedures that are designed especially to alleviate the diminished reliability in the national survey estimates of migration age structure that are associated with the less populated geographic areas.


Populated State Current Population Survey Model Schedule Migration Flow Migration Family 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Colorado, Boulder Inst. Behavioral Science Population ProgramBoulderUSA
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  3. 3.University of Colorado Institute of Behavioral ScienceBoulderUK

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