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Samuel H. Preston, Patrick Heuveline and Michel Guillot, Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes

Samuel H. Preston, Patrick Heuveline and Michel Guillot, Demography: Measuring and Modeling... European Journal of Population 17: 389–392, 2001. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. Book Reviews Samuel H. Preston, Patrick Heuveline and Michel Guillot, Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001, xv + 291 pp. This volume is likely to become the definitive text on formal demography. Of course, Sam Preston has been hugely influential in most areas of the discipline and this text not only covers his own contribution in a systematic way but it is also based on a graduate course that has been taught at the University of Pennsylvania. The first half covers basic demographic concepts, mortality (including standardisa- tion and life tables), fertility, population projections and stable population theory. The content is essentially what was included in classic texts such as Barclay published in the 1950s. However, the authors have included more recent devel- opments and they have been particularly successful in integrating theoretical and practical approaches by including worked applications of the methods covered, which not only improves understanding, but also establishes the relevance of the techniques. There is a web site with exercises: this is still in an early state of development, but should prove a valuable addition http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Population / Revue europ_enne de D_mographie Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Social Sciences; Demography; Sociology, general; Human Geography; Population Economics; Public Finance; Methodology of the Social Sciences
ISSN
0168-6577
eISSN
1572-9885
DOI
10.1023/A:1012569213642
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Abstract

European Journal of Population 17: 389–392, 2001. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. Book Reviews Samuel H. Preston, Patrick Heuveline and Michel Guillot, Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001, xv + 291 pp. This volume is likely to become the definitive text on formal demography. Of course, Sam Preston has been hugely influential in most areas of the discipline and this text not only covers his own contribution in a systematic way but it is also based on a graduate course that has been taught at the University of Pennsylvania. The first half covers basic demographic concepts, mortality (including standardisa- tion and life tables), fertility, population projections and stable population theory. The content is essentially what was included in classic texts such as Barclay published in the 1950s. However, the authors have included more recent devel- opments and they have been particularly successful in integrating theoretical and practical approaches by including worked applications of the methods covered, which not only improves understanding, but also establishes the relevance of the techniques. There is a web site with exercises: this is still in an early state of development, but should prove a valuable addition

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European Journal of Population / Revue europ_enne de D_mographieSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 12, 2004

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