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Model-based demography : essays on integrating data, technique and theory

Author: Thomas K Burch
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer Open, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The papers in this collection? most of them previously published? are the fruits of an intellectual odyssey over the last decades of my career as a sociologist/demographer. Beginning in the late 1980s, longstanding questions about the status of demography as a science came to the surface, and I began to pursue them actively. Looking back, I realize that at some point I became less a demographer and more a  Read more...
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Burch, Thomas K.
Model-based demography.
Cham : Springer Verlag, [2018 i.e. 2017]
(OCoLC)994639500
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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