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The Indirect Estimation of Migration

Methods for Dealing with Irregular, Inadequate, and Missing Data

  • Andrei Rogers
  • James Raymer
  • Jani Little

Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Andrei Rogers, James Raymer, Jani Little
    Pages 1-8
  3. Andrei Rogers, James Raymer, Jani Little
    Pages 9-28
  4. Andrei Rogers, James Raymer, Jani Little
    Pages 29-45
  5. Andrei Rogers, James Raymer, Jani Little
    Pages 47-85
  6. Andrei Rogers, James Raymer, Jani Little
    Pages 87-119
  7. Andrei Rogers, James Raymer, Jani Little
    Pages 121-153
  8. Andrei Rogers, James Raymer, Jani Little
    Pages 155-158
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 159-170

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

ACS Age patterns Census Census 2000 Data Demography Fertility Historical Demographers IRS Migration Mortality rates Population Movements Social Sciences Statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrei Rogers
    • 1
  • James Raymer
    • 2
  • Jani Little
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. Behavioral Science, Population ProgramUniversity of Colorado, BoulderBoulderUSA
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Institute of Behavioral ScienceUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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