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Basic Demographic Techniques and Applications

K Srinivasan (Author)
Synopsis Demographic techniques are widely utilized in a variety of disciplines while being central to population studies. In particular, they are crucial to the design of effective health and family planning programs. In this textbook, Professor Srinivasan describes all the important statistical and analytical tools required by anyone utilizing demographic methods. The presentation is lucid and straightforward and requires little more than elementary algebra. Amongst the techniques covered are: -presentation of demographic data; -computation of basic measures of fertility, mortality and nuptiality; -construction of life tables; -techniques of standardization; -population projections; -evaluation and adjustment of data. Data and examples from real life cases are used throughout to illustrate the application of the techniques, and exercises are provided at the end of each chapter to facilitate comprehension. The last chapter describes useful software packages for the teaching and learning of demographic models. A unique feature of this text is the emphasis on applying demographic techniques in the field of public health. Easy to understand and comprehensive in its coverage, this textbook will be of immense use to students of population studies in departments of sociology, economics, anthropology and public health while also being of interest to public health administrators and policy-makers.
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About the author

K Srinivasan

K. Srinivasan, an eminent demographer and population program specialist, is currently executive Director, Population Foundation of India, and Chief Editor of the journal Demography India.  During his distinguished career, he has been Director of the International Institute for Population Sciences, Bombay; Senior Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra; and Visiting Professor at the Univesity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.  Professor Srinivasan also worked with UNESCAP, Bangkok, and was awarded the prestigious Scroll of Honour by the Government of the People's Republic of China in 1983 for his outstanding support in developing population research in that country.  Professor Srinivasan has previously authored, edited or co-authored ten books and around a hundred technical and research articles.  His recent publications include Regulating Reproduction in India's Population: Efforts, Results, and Recommendations and Population Policy and Reproductive Health (edited).

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Title Basic Demographic Techniques and Applications
Author K Srinivasan
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 2nd ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170366623
length 224p., Tables; Glossary; BIbliography; Index; 22cm.