Lecture6 - Introduction to Population Dynamics Course...

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Population Dynamics Course Outline What is Demography? Basic population processes Definitions & Measures Variations Theories Secondary population processes Consequences of population processes Classic perspectives Recent perspectives and empirical studies Today’s Lesson Objectives Application of life table Variation in population processes Cross-national Historical Socioeconomic Life Tables Detailed statistical description of “mortality” experience of a population Can be used to Calculate life expectancy Gains in LE from reducing one cause of mortality Can be applied to all “attrition” processes, i.e., processes where members of a large population are gradually lost over time Attrition Processes Involve gradual loss of members of a population Loss occurs over time R ates at which population members are lost may vary over time (ASDR) Losses can occur for different reasons (CSDR) Single decrement Multi-decrement Attrition Processes Previously lost members may or may not come back Decrement Increment/decrement Interest in extending life expectancy efficiently Losses can occur for different reasons (CSDR) Single decrement Multi-decrement...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2007 for the course SOC 2202 taught by Professor Williams, l during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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Lecture6 - Introduction to Population Dynamics Course...

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