The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

The Indirect Estimation of Migration

Methods for Dealing with Irregular, Inadequate, and Missing Data

Authors: Rogers, Andrei, Little, Jani, Raymer, James

  • Shows how to convert irregular sample data into smooth and more valid migration patterns
  • Details how to combine various migration data together to provide a more complete and accurate picture of population movements
  • Fills in the gaps found in historical censuses that lack a migration question as well as the migration data from poor developing countries
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About this book

This unique book introduces an essential element in applied demographic analysis: a tool-kit for describing, smoothing, repairing and - in instances of totally missing data - inferring directional migration flows. Migration rates combine with fertility and mortality rates to shape the evolution of human populations. Demographers have found that all three generally exhibit persistent regularities in their age and spatial patterns, when changing levels are controlled for. Drawing on statistical descriptions of such regularities, it is often possible to improve the quality of the available data by smoothing irregular data, imposing the structures of borrowed and related data on unreliable data, and estimating missing data by indirect methods. Model migration schedules and log-linear models are presented as powerful methods for helping population researchers, historical demographers, geographers, and migration analysts work with the data available to them.

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From the reviews:

“The book contains much of interest to established researchers, but it should also prove helpful to those new to the area of migration modelling given its lucid descriptions of methods, simple examples and an accompanying website which contains data and programs. … this is an impressive volume. … The Indirect Estimation of Migration should provide an excellent reference for any researcher or practitioner involved in migration and projections research who has to deal with imperfect migration data.” (Tom Wilson, Journal of Population Research, Vol. 27, 2010)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rogers, Andrei (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Describing Age Structures of Migration

    Rogers, Andrei (et al.)

    Pages 9-28

  • Describing Spatial Structures of Migration

    Rogers, Andrei (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • Smoothing Age and Spatial Patterns

    Rogers, Andrei (et al.)

    Pages 47-85

  • Imposing Age and Spatial Patterns

    Rogers, Andrei (et al.)

    Pages 87-119

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8915-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8914-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0451-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Indirect Estimation of Migration
Book Subtitle
Methods for Dealing with Irregular, Inadequate, and Missing Data
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8915-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8915-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8914-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-0451-0
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 170
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