• Nazrul Hoque
  • Mary A. McGehee
  • Benjamin S. Bradshaw
Part of the Applied Demography Series book series (ADS, volume 3)


Applied demography is an ever-evolving field that is applicable to a number of disciplines (Siegel 2002; Murdock and Swanson 2010). It is a subfield of basic demography, which is the study of human populations and the size, composition, and spatial distribution of these populations and the related processes of fertility, mortality, and migration. Unlike basic demography which is primarily concerned with increasing knowledge about how these processes lead to demographic change, the focus of applied demography is understanding the consequences of demographic change, including the related social and economic consequences and their application to decisions related to policy development, planning, the distribution of goods and services, etc. in a specific area (Murdock and Ellis 1991).


Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Public Health Practice Basic Demography National Family Health Survey Healthy Life Expectancy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nazrul Hoque
    • 1
  • Mary A. McGehee
    • 2
  • Benjamin S. Bradshaw
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Demography and Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic ResearchThe University of TexasSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Arkansas Department of HealthHealth Statistics Branch, Center for Public Health PracticeLittle RockUSA
  3. 3.Management, Policy & Community Health DivisionThe University of Texas School of Public HealthSan AntonioUSA

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