Demographic Research Monographs

Mathematical Demography

Selected Papers

Authors: Smith, David P., Keyfitz, Nathan

Editors: Wachter, Kenneth W., Le Bras, Hervé (Eds.)

  • Expert commentaries tie together founding contributions with present-day research
  • The unique source giving access to classic works in mathematical demography
  • Wide appeal for students and researchers across the social sciences
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About this book

Mathematical demography is the centerpiece of quantitative social science. The founding works of this field from Roman times to the late Twentieth Century are collected here, in a new edition of a classic work by David R. Smith and Nathan Keyfitz. Commentaries by Smith and Keyfitz have been brought up to date and extended by Kenneth Wachter and Hervé Le Bras, giving a synoptic picture of the leading achievements in formal population studies. Like the original collection, this new edition constitutes an indispensable source for students and scientists alike, and illustrates the deep roots and continuing vitality of mathematical demography.

About the authors

Kenneth Wachter is Professor of Demography and Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Former chair of the Committee on Population of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, his work spans the range of mathematical demography and biodemography. Books include "Height, Health, and History" and "Between Zeus and the Salmon". Hervé Le Bras holds appointments at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences and the National Institute for Demographic Studies in Paris. Along with contributions to mathematical demography and historical sociology, he is known for books such as "L'invention de la France", "Marianne et les lapins", "La planète au village", and "The Nature of Demography".

Reviews

“This revised edition collates papers on mathematical demography that date back from Roman times to the late twentieth century. … This collection is a piece of history and is comprised of crucial source material equally for researchers, graduate students and practitioners. … Those looking to study mathematics and science related fields would greatly benefit from reading this text.” (S. E. Ahmed, Technometrics, Vol. 57 (1), February, 2015)


Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Tables of Annuity Values Which Were Sanctioned by the Roman Law for the Purposes of the Lex Falcidia

    Smith, David P. (et al.)

    Pages 7-9

  • Natural and Political Observations Mentioned in a Following Index, and Made Upon the Bills of Mortality

    Smith, David P. (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • An Estimate of the Degrees of the Mortality of Mankind

    Smith, David P. (et al.)

    Pages 21-26

  • A Treatise on the Valuation of Annuities and Assurances on Lives and Survivors

    Smith, David P. (et al.)

    Pages 27-34

  • Statistical Applications of the Mortality Table

    Smith, David P. (et al.)

    Pages 35-38

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Demography
Book Subtitle
Selected Papers
Authors
Editors
  • Kenneth W. Wachter
  • Hervé Le Bras
Series Title
Demographic Research Monographs
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-35858-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-35858-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-35857-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44045-8
Series ISSN
1613-5520
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXIII, 335
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