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Author Swanson, David A. (David Arthur), 1946-

Title Subnational population estimates / by David Swanson, Jeff Tayman
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 411 pages) : illustrations
Series The Springer series on demographic methods and population analysis ; 31
Springer series on demographic methods and population analysis ; 31.
Contents Introduction -- Basic Concepts -- Data Sources -- Basic Measures -- Overview of Estimation Methods -- Extrapolation Methods -- Housing Unit Method -- Regression Methods -- Censal-Ratio Methods -- Component Methods -- Sample Based Methods -- Other Methods -- Special Cases and Adjustments -- Evaluating Estimates -- Guidelines for Developing and Presenting Estimates -- De Facto Populations and Populations Impacted by Disasters -- Historical Estimates -- Future Directions in Population Estimation
Summary Providing a unified and comprehensive treatment of the theory and techniques of sub-national population estimation, this much-needed publication does more than collate disparate source material. It examines hitherto unexplored methodological links between differing types of estimation from both the demographic and sample-survey traditions and is a self-contained primer that combines academic rigor with a wealth of real-world examples that are useful models for demographers. Between censuses, which are expensive, administratively complex, and thus infrequent, demographers and government officials must estimate population using either demographic modeling techniques or statistical surveys that sample a fraction of residents. These estimates play a central role in vital decisions that range from funding allocations and rate-setting to education, health and housing provision. They also provide important data to companies undertaking market research. However, mastering small-area and sub-national population estimation is complicated by scattered, incomplete and outdated academic sources-an issue this volume tackles head-on. Rapidly increasing population mobility is making inter-census estimation ever more important to strategic planners. This book will make the theory and techniques involved more accessible to anyone with an interest in developing or using population estimates. "With the publication of this volume, for the first time a book which is both a comprehensive and rigorous scholarly work as well as a user oriented and pragmatic methodological source has become available." Steve Murdock, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA Steve Murdock, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA Steve Murdock, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
Analysis demografie
sociale wetenschappen
social sciences
Social Sciences (General)
Sociale wetenschappen (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Population forecasting -- Methodology
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Population forecasting -- Methodology.
Form Electronic book
Author Tayman, Jeff, 1951-
ISBN 9789048189540