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    DescriptionDemographic Methods and Concepts presents the methods most commonly needed to work with statistical materials on population at national, regional and local levels. Unlike other textbooks in the field, clear non-technical language is used throughout to make demographic techniques accessible to a broad readership irrespective of background in mathematics. All the demographic techniques most relevant to the work of demographers, geographers, sociologists and planners are covered. Demographic concepts and practical strategies important in the interpretation of population statistics are also discussed. The book takes a unique and innovative computer-based approach to the visualisation of demographic concepts and data. The fully integrated accompanying CD-ROM contains spreadsheet modules, with on-screen controls and menus, run in Microsoft Excel. The modules can be used without any knowledge of computing. Further Spreadsheet Exercises in the text enable the acquisition of computing techniques that enhance the breadth and depth of investigations, as well as enjoyment and proficiency in working with population statistics.

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    Demographic Methods and Concepts
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    By (author) Donald T. Rowland
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 962 g
    ISBN 13: 9780198752639
    ISBN 10: 0198752636

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    numerous tables and figures
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    29 May 2003
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    Author Information
    Don Rowland is a Reader in Population Studies at the Australian National University, where he teaches courses on demographic methods, population trends and social changes. He has published monographs, and numerous papers in academic journals and books, focussing on migration, the family, ageing, and national population changes. His research has included many studies undertaken for Australian and international organisations, including the Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography (CICRED), the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and the United Nations. Like many demographers, his research and teaching is undertaken in an interdisciplinary setting; interests in family sociology and social gerontology supplement his formal academic qualifications in geography and demography.
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    'A key feature of the text is a diskette that contains Microsoft Excel-based programs for illustrating and doing fundamental demographic calculations (life tables, growth rates, standardization, and so forth)...The book is a very good compendium of basic demography that clearly is based on the author's practical teaching experience. It has re-opened for me the possibility of successfully teaching demographic methods to students not primarily interested in population studies. I look forward to using it'. Population Studies, Vol.58, No.2, 2004, pp255-256. 'Demographic Methods and Concepts is likely to have such a broader readership, since it is designed to serve also as a self-contained introduction and instructional manual on its subject. It is well written (enlivened with apt quotations from Graunt) and requires little mathematical backround. The graphics are excellent. Fully up-tp-date in terms of 'desktop demography, it has bibliographies that cater to the internet generation as well as to old-style page turners, numerous spreadsheet exercises, and an attached CD-ROM containing excel modules linked to the text'. Population and Development Review 2003.
    Table of contents
    EACH CHAPTER CONTAINS STUDY RESOURCES INCLUDING GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS, FURTHER READING, INTERNET RESOURCES, EXERCISES, AND SPREADSHEET EXERCISES ; Preface ; SECTION 1. POPULATION DYNAMICS ; 1. Population Change ; 2. Population Growth and Decline ; 3. Age-Sex Composition ; SECTION 2. ANALYTICAL APPROACHES ; 4. Comparing Populations ; 5. Demographic Writing ; SECTION 3. VITAL PROCESSES ; 6. Mortality and Health ; 7. Fertility and the Family ; SECTION 4. DEMOGRAPHIC MODELS ; 8. Life Tables ; 9. Stable and Stationary Models ; SECTION 5. SPATIAL PATTERNS AND PROCESSES ; 10. Population Distribution ; 11. Migration ; SECTION 6. APPLIED DEMOGRAPHY ; 12. Population Projections and Estimates ; 13. Population Composition ; APPENDICES: ; A: BASIC MATHS ; B: USING THE EXCEL MODULES ; C: INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL ; D: ANSWERS TO EXERCISES