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DEMOGRAPHY - PETER R. COX

DEMOGRAPHY




PETER R. COX
C.B., F.I.A., F.S.S


Fifth edition


CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

CAMBRIDGE

LONDON•NEW YORK• MELBOURNE


1976



Contents
                             
List of illustrations ix

Fundamentals

1 Introduction 1

2 Demographic analysis: some basic concepts 9

3 The nature of demographic data 20

4 Demographic statistics in practice 46

Population movements

5 Marriage 72

6 The statistical study of fertility 83

7 Mortality characteristics 109

8 Migration and other socio-economic data 141

9 Population projection: general considerations 153

General influences on population

10 Population in history 169

11 Populations today 197

12 Resources and population 214

13 Population policies 238

14 General prospects for the future 247

Technical analysis

15 Life tables 275

16 Methods of summary and comparison 294

17 Techniques of population projection 324

18 Introduction to population mathematics 340

19 The handling of suspect or scanty data 353

Conclusion

20 History and prospects of demography 368

Index to tables 383

Index 384
 
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