Related Projections

  • Stanley K. Smith
  • Jeff Tayman
  • David A. Swanson
Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 37)


Many planning and budgeting decisions are based on projections of households, school enrollment, family structure, employment, poverty, disability status, and similar variables. These projections are related to population projections in that they are strongly affected by population size and demographic composition. In this chapter, we describe two methods for making projections of socioeconomic characteristics, health characteristics, and a variety of population subgroups (e.g., persons in prison or enrolled in government benefits programs). One derives these projections from population projections by age (and sometimes by sex, race, and ethnicity as well) and the other employs cohort-change ratios similar to those described in  Chap. 7. We illustrate the application of these methods using projections of school enrollment, disability, labor force, and households.


Labor Force Housing Unit School Enrollment Population Projection Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley K. Smith
    • 1
  • Jeff Tayman
    • 2
  • David A. Swanson
    • 3
  1. 1.Bureau of Economic and Business ResearchUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Economics DepartmentUniversity of California-San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Department of SociologyUniversity of California RiversideRiversideUSA

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