Problem Books in Mathematics

Demography Through Problems

Authors: Keyfitz, Nathan, Beekman, John A.

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About this Textbook

The book that follows is an experiment in the teaching of population theory and analysis. A sequence of problems where each is a self-contained puzzle, and the successful solution of each which puts the student in a position to tackle the next, is a means of securing the active participation of the learner and so the mastery of a technical subject. How far our questions are the exciting puzzles at which we aimed, and how far the sequence constitutes a rounded course in demography, must be left to the user to judge. One test of a good problem is whether a solution, that may take hours of cogitation, is immediately recognizable once it comes to mind. While algebraic manipulation is required throughout, we have tried to emphasize problems in which there is some substantive point-a conclusion regarding population that can be put into words. Our title, Demography Through Problems, reflects our intention of leading the reader who will actively commit him-or herself through a sequence that will not only teach definitions-in itself a trivial matter-but sharpen intuition on the way that populations behave.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Populations That Are Not Age-Dependent

    Keyfitz, Nathan (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • The Life Table

    Keyfitz, Nathan (et al.)

    Pages 26-54

  • Uses of Stable Theory

    Keyfitz, Nathan (et al.)

    Pages 55-77

  • Births and Deaths Under Stability

    Keyfitz, Nathan (et al.)

    Pages 78-92

  • Projection and Forecasting

    Keyfitz, Nathan (et al.)

    Pages 93-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Demography Through Problems
Authors
Series Title
Problem Books in Mathematics
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-1843-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-1843-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-90836-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2817-7
Series ISSN
0941-3502
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 142
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