The Methods and Materials of Demography

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This book is a thorough update of the original Methods and Materials of Demography (1976). Every chapter is new, written exclusively for this edition.
Like the original, Red Book, the Second Edition presents a systematic and comprehensive exposition of the methods used by technicians and research workers in dealing with demographic data. It is concerned with the ways data on population are gathered, classified, and treated to produce tabulations and various summarizing measures that reveal the significant aspects of the composition and dynamics of populations. It also sets forth the sources, limitations, underlying definitions, and bases of classification, as well as the techniques and methods that have been developed for summarizing and analyzing the data.

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"When it was originally published... The Methods and Materials of Demography... systematically delineated and illustrated the practice of applying demographic data to understand modern societal trends. Original author Jacob S. Siegel has now teamed with a new collaborator, David. A. Swanson, in updating the definitive demography bible. The Second Edition reflects changes in both technology and the global landscape in the 30 years that have passed, and now includes a chapter on health demography. Its sections outline the logical architecture of the science and its presentation and the tone remains didactic and simple, assuming little prior technical knowledge."
AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHICS

"Whenever one discusses demographic methodology, whether in this corner of the globe or with colleagues internationally, the tendency is to reach for the authoritative text and that is always Shryock and Siegel. It covers most methodological questions from those one confronts in undergraduate teaching through to much more advanced work. That is why the demographic community will welcome this revised version. I feel that the field of population studies owes a debt to the team that have taken the initiative of updating this classic."
Ian Pool, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

"The second edition of "M&M," the red bible of demographic methods, is long overdue and will be valued as much as, if not more so than, the first edition. All demographers and demography students will have to have this book, which is current, timely, accessible, and chock full of all the demographic methods, data sources, and references needed to do demography."
Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Texas A&M University

"This book is an indispensable reference tool for professional and academic scholars in population studies, particularly for those who have interest in description, analysis and interpretation of major population trends, offering valuable insights to anyone involved in studying, teaching and working on demographic issues. The new edition has been updated and covers a wide range of topics, remaining a key text for students as well as professionals who need to manage demographic concepts and measures, phenomena and methods. It is essential reading for demographers as well as geographers, economists, sociologists, and health scientists."
Filomena Racioppi, Dipartimento di Scienze Demografiche, Universita degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"

About the Author:

Jacob S. Siegel has had three overlapping careers: former senior statistician for demographic research and analysis for the U.S. Census Bureau, former senior research scholar and professorial lecturer in demography in the Department of Demography, Georgetown University, and currently, private consultant, J. Stuart Siegel Demographic Services. In his career at the U.S. Census Bureau, Siegel received both the Gold Medal Award and the Silver Medal Award from the Department of Commerce. He is formerly President of the Population Association of America and is currently a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. For the past 20 years, Siegel has been working privately as an expert witness and a commissioned author of various technical documents in applied demography and gerontological demography. He is the author or co-author of three books, numerous monographs, papers, and book reviews. Applied Demography reflects the wide-ranging experience of the author as researcher, practitioner, and teacher of demography over the last several decades. He has been intimately involved in developments relating to population estimates and projections, evaluating census data for undercounts and other errors and serving as consultant and expert witness in high-profile cases on these and related matters.

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