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Land, Kenneth C.

Works: 81 works in 248 publications in 1 language and 4,253 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HN25, 309.0184
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kenneth C Land
Social indicator models by Kenneth C Land( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multidimensional mathematical demography by Kenneth C Land( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social accounting systems : essays on the state of the art by F. Thomas Juster( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social Accounting Systems: Essays on the State of the Art contains essays prepared during a workshop aimed at the development and promulgation of objectives for future work on social accounting, and the making of recommendations to achieve them by evaluating existing demographic and time-based accounting models. The essays describe and evaluate the state of the art of extant empirically based approaches to social accounting. The book opens with an overview chapter that describes the organizations of the Workshop on Social Accounting Systems at which the essays were presented and discussed, th
Criminal circumstance : a dynamic multi-contextual criminal opportunity theory by Pamela Wilcox( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forecasting in the social and natural sciences by Kenneth C Land( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of social indicators and quality-of-life research by Kenneth C Land( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of the Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research is to create an overview of the field of Quality of Life (QOL) studies in the early years of the 21st century that can be updated and improved upon as the field evolves and the century unfolds. Social indicators are statistical time series ""Œused to monitor the social system, helping to identify changes and to guide intervention to alter the course of social change . Examples include unemployment rates, crime rates, estimates of life expectancy, health status indices, school enrollment rates, average achievement scores, election voting rates, and measures of subjective well-being such as satisfaction with life-as-a-whole and with specific domains or aspects of life. This book provides a review of the historical development of the field including the history of QOL in medicine and mental health as well as the research related to quality-of-work-life (QWL) programs. It discusses several of QOL main concepts: happiness, positive psychology, and subjective wellbeing. Relations between spirituality and religiousness and QOL are examined as are the effects of educational attainment on QOL and marketing, and the associations with economic growth. The book goes on to investigate methodological approaches and issues that should be considered in measuring and analysing quality of life from a quantitative perspective. The final chapters are dedicated to research on elements of QOL in a broad range of countries and populations
Age-period-cohort analysis : new models, methods, and empirical applications by Yang Yang( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age-Period-Cohort Analysis: New Models, Methods, and Empirical Applications is based on a decade of the authors' collaborative work in age-period-cohort (APC) analysis. Within a single, consistent HAPC-GLMM statistical modeling framework, the authors synthesize APC models and methods for three research designs: age-by-time period tables of population rates or proportions, repeated cross-section sample surveys, and accelerated longitudinal panel studies. The authors show how the empirical application of the models to various problems leads to many fascinating findings on how outcome variables develop along the age, period, and cohort dimensions. The book makes two essential contributions to quantitative studies of time-related change. Through the introduction of the GLMM framework, it shows how innovative estimation methods and new model specifications can be used to tackle the "model identification problem" that has hampered the development and empirical application of APC analysis. The book also addresses the major criticism against APC analysis by explaining the use of new models within the GLMM framework to uncover mechanisms underlying age patterns and temporal trends. Encompassing both methodological expositions and empirical studies, this book explores the ways in which statistical models, methods, and research designs can be used to open new possibilities for APC analysis. It compares new and existing models and methods and provides useful guidelines on how to conduct APC analysis. For empirical illustrations, the text incorporates examples from a variety of disciplines, such as sociology, demography, and epidemiology. Along with details on empirical analyses, software and programs to estimate the models are available on the book's web page
The well-being of America's children : developing and improving the Child and Youth Well-Being Index by Kenneth C Land( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume attests to the evolution of the Child Well-Being Index and asks what it promises for understanding the progress - or lack of progress - in enhancing the life prospects of all American children.¡¡ Recent research on the general problem of conceptualizing and measuring the well-being of children and young people is covered, as well as the conceptual foundations of the Child Well-Being Index and its methods of construction. Further, the authors assess the methodological issues involved in the construction of composite quality-of-life indices and the question of the extent to which the Child Well-Being Index can be scaled to apply meaningfully to levels of analysis below the national level. In the end, the questions of what this Index tells us about changes in child and youth well-being in the US across recent decades at national, state, and substate regional levels and in international comparisons, and which additional data series need to be developed so that the Index can be improved, is addressed
Social Correlates of Official Index Crime Rates for States, SMSAs, and Cities [United States] : a Macro-Level Dataset for 1950, 1960, 1970, and 1980 by Lawrence E Cohen( )

2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These data provide official index crime rates and social and economic indicators of crime rates at three levels of aggregation (city, state, and metropolitan areas) for four decennial years: 1950, 1960, 1970, and 1980. Information is provided on Uniform Crime Reports murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny theft, and vehicle theft rates per 100,000 population. Social and economic indicators include percent black population, percent divorced males, the mean and median family incomes, families below the poverty line, and percent unemployed for each area. The availability of the data for the crime rates in 1980 determined the geographic locations included in the data collection. Data from earlier years do not exist for all geographic locations for which data were available in 1980
Social Indicators Time Series Archive for the United States, 1946-1980 by Kenneth C Land( )

7 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection contains time series data, spanning 35 years, on general social indicators. The file includes data on vital statistics, population, the labor force, health, education, and leisure activities. Variables on vital statistics cover birth and death rates and life expectancy. Variables on population cover marriage, divorce, and age by sex. Labor force data contain information on employment and unemployment, percentages of the population employed in certain occupations, labor turnover, and family income. Health-related data include hospital and doctor visits, prescription costs, and nursing home expenses. Education data cover degrees conferred, educational attainment rates, and number of children enrolled in kindergarten and primary and secondary schools. Data on leisure activities cover sporting event attendance, automobile ownership, and utility consumption. Most of the data are reported on an annual basis extending from 1946 through 1980. Some data, such as the education data, are based on a less frequent observation cycle, and other data, such as health data, do not extend back to 1946. The study consists of a documentation file and a data file. The documentation contains a list of the variables, an alphabetized listing of the variables, and SPSS descriptives. The data file contains both the SPSS control cards and the data ... Cf.:
Household and living arrangement projections : the extended cohort-component method and applications to the U.S and China by Yi Zeng( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents an innovative demographic toolkit known as the ProFamy extended cohort-component method for the projection of household structures and living arrangements with empirical applications to the United States, the largest developed country, and China, the largest developing country. The ProFamy method uses demographic rates as inputs to project detailed distributions of household types and sizes, living arrangements of all household members, and population by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and urban/rural residence at national, sub-national, or small area levels. It can also project elderly care needs and costs, pension deficits, and household consumption. The ProFamy method presented herein has substantial merits compared to the traditional headship rate method, which is not linked to demographic rates and projects limited household types without other household members than "heads". The book consists of four parts. The first part presents the methodology, data, estimation issues, and empirical assessments. The next parts present applications in the United States (part two) and China (part three), concerning demographic, social, economic, and business research; policy analysis, including forecasting future trends of household type/size, elderly living arrangements, disability, and home-based care costs, and household consumption including housing and vehicles. The fourth part includes a user's guide for the ProFamy software to project households, living arrangements, and home-based consumptions. This book offers an invaluable toolkit for researchers, analysts and students in academic, public and private businesses, whose work is related to levels and rates of change in households, population and consumption patterns
Social indicators : past developments and prospects for the future by Kenneth C Land( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in mathematical sociology by Kenneth C Land( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods for national population forecasts : a critical review by Kenneth C Land( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A symposium on public sociology: looking back and forward : featuring essays( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causal analysis in population studies : concepts, methods, applications by Henriette Engelhardt( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central aim of many studies in population research and demography is to explain cause-effect relationships among variables or events. For decades, population scientists have concentrated their efforts on estimating the {u2018}causes of effects{u2019} by applying standard cross-sectional and dynamic regression techniques, with regression coefficients routinely being understood as estimates of causal effects. The standard approach to infer the {u2018}effects of causes{u2019} in natural sciences and in psychology is to conduct randomized experiments. In population studies, experimental designs are generally infeasible. In population studies, most research is based on non-experimental designs (observational or survey designs) and rarely on quasi experiments or natural experiments. Using non-experimental designs to infer causal relationships{u2014}i.e. relationships that can ultimately inform policies or interventions{u2014}is a complex undertaking. Specifically, treatment effects can be inferred from non-experimental data with a counterfactual approach. In this counterfactual perspective, causal effects are defined as the difference between the potential outcome irrespective of whether or not an individual had received a certain treatment (or experienced a certain cause). The counterfactual approach to estimate effects of causes from quasi-experimental data or from observational studies was first proposed by Rubin in 1974 and further developed by James Heckman and others. This book presents both theoretical contributions and empirical applications of the counterfactual approach to causal inference
Biodemography of aging : determinants of healthy life span and longevity by Anatoli I Yashin( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a critical exposition of the data and analyses from a full decade of rigorous research into how age-related changes at the individual level, along with other factors, contribute to morbidity, disability and mortality risks at the broader population level. After summarizing the state of our knowledge in the field, individual chapters offer enlightening discussion on a range of key topics such as age trajectory analysis in select and general populations, incidence/age patterns of major chronic illnesses, and indices of cumulative deficits and their use in characterizing and understanding the detailed properties of individual aging. The book features comprehensive statistical analyses of unique longitudinal data sets including the unique resource of the Framingham Heart Study, with its more than 60 years of follow-up. Culminating in penetrating conclusions about the insights gained from the work involved, this book adds much to our understanding of the links between aging and human health
Population issues : an interdisciplinary focus by Leo van Wissen( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume marks the culmination of the NOW Priority Program on Population Issues, an eight-year research program sponsored by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. The contributors evaluate the Priority Program's research results from an international perspective by comparing and contrasting Dutch population trends with those observed elsewhere, and by assessing the Priority Program's contributions to the scientific literature
The demography of African Americans, 1930-1990 by Samuel H Preston( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de l'éditeur : "African Americans constitute one of the most interesting and dynamic components of the population of the United States. Unfortunately, an accurate assessment of their demographic characteristics encounters inaccuracies in the underlying census and vital statistics data. This volume uses a novel strategy that combines record linkage and demographic/statistical analysis to produce an internally consistent and robust set of estimates of the African-American population during the period 1930-1990. The authors interpret the record that emerges, with special reference to longevity trends and differentials."
Gender policy and HIV in China : catalyzing policy change by Joseph D Tucker( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's concentrated HIV epidemic is on the brink of becoming a generalized one and syphilis infection has become a major public health threat. Social factors relating to gender and gender inequality exacerbate the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) in China. A better understanding of the proximate social determinants of HIV related to gender will be crucial to effectively curbing HIV and other STIs in China. Aspects of China's governance - including administrative procedures, the developing legal system, social institutions, and the public health infrastructure are instrumental in shaping strategies and responses to HIV. International studies suggest that women who are more economically and socially vulnerable may also have a greater risk of HIV infection, yet few initiatives have focused on discrete areas where achievable and sustainable gender policy measures could be linked to the public health response. This study presents perspectives ranging from criminology to social psychology to better understand how gender perspectives can inform HIV policy in the context of China. - Publ. descr
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