Demography: Analysis and Synthesis, 1st Edition

  • Graziella Caselli
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  • ISBN-10: 0080454852
  • ISBN-13: 9780080454856
  • DDC: 304.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2754 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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This four-volume collection of more than 140 original chapters covers virtually everything of interest to demographers, sociologists and others. More than 100 authors present population subjects in ways that provoke thinking and lead to the creation of new perspectives, not just facts and equations to be memorized.

The articles in Demography: Analysis and Synthesis follow a theory-methods-applications approach and so offer a kind of "one-stop shop" that is well suited for students and professors who need non-technical summaries, such as political scientists, public affairs specialists, and others. Unlike shorter handbooks, Demography provides a long-overdue, thorough treatment of the field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents Volume I.
General Introduction.
Population Dynamics.
1: Population Growth.
2: Populations and Individuals.
3: Population: Replacement and Change.
4: Population Increase.
5: Population Dynamics: Movement and Structure.
6: The Longitudinal Approach: Description of Demographic Processes in a Birth Cohort.
7: Variation Through Time of Age-Specific Rates.
8: From Situating Events in Time to the Lexis Diagram and the Computing of Rates.
9: Frequency Surfaces and Isofrequency Lines.
10: Rates, Frequencies, and Probabilities.
11: Competing Risks, Independence, and Continuity.
12: The Longitudinal Approach.
13: Cohort Life Table.
14: Cohort Analysis of Fertility.
15: Cohort Approach to External Migration Flows.
16: Period Analysis Revisited: The Hypothetical Cohort and its Relations with Actual Birth Cohorts.
17: The Hypothetical Cohort as a Tool for Demographic Analysis.
18: Confounding Variables, Standardization, and the Problem of Summary Indices.
19: Relationships Between Age-Specific Rates and Synthetic Indicators: Decomposition of a Difference.
20: Demographic Translation: From Period to Cohort Perspective and Back.
21: Age-Period-Cohort Models in Demography.
22: A Tentative Synthesis of the Components of Dynamics: From Reproduction to Population Models.
23: Population Replacement.
24: Population Models.
25: From Homogeneity to Heterogeneity: New Ways Forward for Demographic Analysis.
26: Unobserved Population Heterogeneity.
27: Mobility and Spatial Heterogeneity.
28: Demographic Event History Analysis.
29: Individuals and Context in the Multilevel Approach to Behavioral Analysis.
Determinants of Fertility: Introduction.
30: A Precondition to Fertility: Union Formation.
31: Analysis of Couple Formation and Dissolution.
32: Event-History Analysis of Nuptiality: An Application to Africa.
33: The Complexities of Nuptiality: From Early Female Union to Male Polygamy in Africa.
34: Factors in Couple Formation.
35: Marital and Nonmarital Fertility.
36: Biologic and Social Factors of Fertility in Individuals and Couples.
37: Biologic and Social Factors of Fertility: An Overview.
38: The Factors of Fecundability and the Nonsusceptible Period.
39: Fetal Mortality.
40: Sterility: Causes and Treatment.
41: Natural Fertility and Controlled Fertility: Levels and Models.
42: Induced Abortion.
43: Demography and Sexuality.
44: Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors of Fertility.
45: The Social and Economic Context of Fertility.
46: The Geography of Fertility: Maps, Narratives, and Demographic Innovation.
47: Fertility: Theories, Frameworks, Models, Concepts.