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Mathematical Demography

Selected Papers

  • David P. Smith
  • Nathan Keyfitz
  • Kenneth W. Wachter
  • Hervé Le Bras
Book

Part of the Demographic Research Monographs book series (DEMOGRAPHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The Life Table

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-6
    2. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 21-26
    3. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 35-38
    4. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 39-41
    5. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 43-51
    6. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 53-60
    7. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 61-74
  3. Stable Population Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-77
    2. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 79-82
    3. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 93-95
    4. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 97-100
    5. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 101-107
    6. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 109-129
    7. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 131-156
    8. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 161-166
    9. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 167-172
    10. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 173-182
    11. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 183-192
  4. Attempts at Prediction and the Theory They Stimulated

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-195
    2. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 207-211
    3. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 213-224
  5. Parameterization and Curve Fitting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-230
    2. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 231-234
    3. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 235-240
    4. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 241-252
    5. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 253-259
    6. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 261-268
    7. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 279-285
  6. Probability Models of Conception and Birth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-297
    2. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 299-303
    3. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 305-314
    4. David P. Smith, Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 315-323
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 325-335

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Lifetables Mathematical Demography Population

Authors and affiliations

  • David P. Smith
    • 1
  • Nathan Keyfitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Harvard University Department of SociologyCambridgeUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth W. Wachter
    • 1
  • Hervé Le Bras
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.School for Advanced Studies in the Social SciencesParisFrance

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