Statistical Demography and Forecasting

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Sustainability of pension systems, intergeneration fiscal equity under population aging, and accounting for health care benefits for future retirees are examples of problems that cannot be solved without understanding the nature of population forecasts and their uncertainty. Similarly, the accuracy of population estimates directly affects both the distributions of formula-based government allocations to sub-national units and the apportionment of political representation. The book develops the statistical foundation for addressing such issues. Areas covered include classical mathematical demography, event history methods, multi-state methods, stochastic population forecasting, sampling and census coverage, and decision theory. The methods are illustrated with empirical applications from Europe and the U.S.
Sources of Demographic Data.- Sampling Designs and Inference.- Waiting Times and Their Statistical Estimation.- Regression Models for Counts and Survival.- Multistate Models and Cohort-Component Book-Keeping.- Approaches to Forecasting Demographic Rates.- Uncertainty in Demographic Forecasts: Concepts, Issues, and Evidence.- Statistical Propagation of Error in Forecasting.- Errors in Census Numbers.- Financial Applications.- Decision Analysis and Small Area Estimates.
Provides a unique introduction to demographic problems in a familiar language.
Presents a unified statistical outlook on both classical methods of demography and recent developments.
Exercises are included to facilitate its classroom use.
Both authors have contributed extensively to statistical demography and served in advisory roles and as statistical consultants in the field.
Autor: Juha Alho, Bruce D. Spencer
Juha M. Alho is Professor of Statistics, University of Joensuu, Finland, and has contributed extensively to statistical demography and served in advisory role and as statistical consultant in the field.Bruce D. Spencer is Professor of Statistics and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University. He has contributed extensively to statistical demography and served in advisory role and as statistical consultant in the field.
Autor: Juha Alho
ISBN-13:: 9780387225388
ISBN: 0387225382
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.07.2005
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 617g
Seiten: 412
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 233x156x24 mm, 34 Abb., 34 Zeichn.