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Chapter 2 notes - Blackboard -spr 2010

Chapter 2 notes - Blackboard -spr 2010 - Census = total...

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Chapter 2 – Population Data – main points Gathering data – types of data Uses of Demographic Information Age Data - The central variable in demography Brings about questions of: o Mortality, fertility, nuptuality Where/How will you be counted? Definition of Urban – difficulties 1990, the US Census Bureau definition of “urban” Migration & Areal Subdivision – what are the questions to ask around the topic of migration Types of Records for demographic analysis
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Unformatted text preview: Census = total count for a specific area (county, broken down into smaller and smaller units) “social photograph” US Census – What should it do/provide? A Brief History of Censuses Overview of US – Census- First in 1790 Vital Registration Worldwide (mostly developing countries) Sample Surveys – often used by demographers Advantages & Disadvantages Open-ended interviews Problems Census 2000 Census 2010...
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