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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Burch, Thomas K. Model-based demography. Cham : Springer Verlag, [2018 i.e. 2017] (OCoLC)994639500 |
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Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Thomas K Burch |

ISBN: | 9783319654331 3319654330 |

OCLC Number: | 1013912954 |

Description: | 1 online resource (xviii, 200 pages) |

Contents: | Part I: A Model-Based View of Demography: 1. Demography in a New Key: A Theory of Population Theory -- 2. Data, Models and Reality: The Structure of Demographic Knowledge -- 3. Computer Modeling of Theory: Explanation for the 21st Century -- 4. Computer Simulation and Statistical Modeling: Rivals or Complements? -- 5. Does Demography Need Differential Equations? Part II: Some Demographic Models Re-visited: 6. Theory, Computers and the Parametrization of Demographic Behavior -- 7. Estimating the Goodman, Keyfitz, Pullum Kinship Equations: An Alternative Procedure -- 8. The Life Table as a Theoretical Model -- 9. The Cohort-Component Projection Algorithm: Technique, Model and Theory -- 10. The Cohort-Component Projection Model: A Strange Attractor for Demographers Part III: Teaching Demography: 11. Teaching Demography: Ten Principles and Two Rationales -- 12. Teaching the Fundamentals of Demography: A Model-Based Approach to Family and Fertility, -- 13. On Teaching Demography : Some Non-Traditional Guidelines -- Part IV: Conclusion:14 Conclusion -- Index. |

Responsibility: | Thomas K. Burch. |

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"Tom Burch's monograph can be viewed as a summary of the thoughts that he has assembled on population theory after many years of careful consideration, and he ties them not only to theory but to modelling and explanation, as well as to teaching. This monograph is an important, seminal contribution to the field of demography that is extremely well-written and organized." (Samuel H. Preston, Canadian Studies in Population, Vol. 45 (3-4), 2018)"The book is a reflection on how to strengthen demography as a discipline and bridge the divide between formal and substantive or social demography. The book is highly recommended to anyone interested in the future of our discipline. Burch's message is of particular interest to junior demographers who wish to identify niches where innovation is needed most to develop demography into a complete science with a sound and coherent theory, a set of techniques, and data." (Frans Willekens, European Journal of Population, Vol. 34, 2018) Read more...

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