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The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

Analytical Family Demography

Editors: Schoen, Robert (Ed.)

  • Brings state-of-the-art methods to bear on current issues in family demography
  • Accessible resource for advanced techniques in analyzing family demography
  • A source for cutting-edge analyses of changing family dynamics by leading scholars
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About this book

In this book new mathematical and statistical techniques that permit more sophisticated analysis are refined and applied to questions of current concern in order to understand the forces that are driving the recent dramatic changes in family patterns. The areas examined include the impact of the evolving Second Demographic Transition, where complex patterns of gender dynamics and social change are re-orienting family life.  New analyses of marriage, cohabitation, union dynamics, and union dissolution provide a fresh look at the changing family life cycle, emerging patterns of partner choice, and the impact of union dissolution on the life course.  The demography of kinship is explored, and the importance of parity progression to the generation of the kinship web is highlighted.  The methodology of population projections by family status is examined, and new results presented that demonstrate how recognizing family status advances long term policy objectives, especially with regard to children and the elderly.  This book applies up-to-date methods to examine the demography of the family, and will be of value to sociologists, demographers, and all those who are interested in the family.

About the authors

Robert Schoen received a Ph.D. in Demography from the University of California Berkeley in 1972.  He has been a Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Johns Hopkins University and Penn State University, where he was the Hoffman Professor of Family Sociology and Demography.  In 2004, he received the Mindel Sheps Award in Mathematical Demography/ Demographic Methods from the Population Association of America.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schoen, Robert

    Pages 1-4

  • Reformulating Second Demographic Transition Theory

    Carlson, Elwood

    Pages 7-26

  • Do People Have Reproductive Goals? Constructive Preferences and the Discovery of Desired Family Size

    Bhrolcháin, Máire Ní (et al.)

    Pages 27-56

  • Consensual Union and Marriage in Brazil, 1970–2010. Gender Equality, Legal Issues and Social Context

    Laplante, Benoît (et al.)

    Pages 57-98

  • Sequence Analysis as a Tool for Family Demography

    Barban, Nicola (et al.)

    Pages 101-123

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93227-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93226-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analytical Family Demography
Editors
  • Robert Schoen
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
47
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93227-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93227-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93226-2
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 337
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations
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