Family Demography

  • Nathan Keyfitz
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


For most purposes of population study there is no need to consider any unit intermediate between the individual and the larger group consisting of all the individuals included within some area—state, province, county, or nation. Recognizing only two units, population and individual, permits the construction of models that are readily expounded and understood. Demographers, following in the footsteps of Lotka and other predecessors, have worked hard to simplify this much-too-complex material.


Lone Parent Family Life Cycle Family Demography Unit Intermediate Purpose Propinquity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan Keyfitz
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  1. 1.IIASALaxenburgAustria

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