The Frontiers of Applied Demography

The 23 chapters ahead demonstrate the expanding scope and advancing frontiers of endeavor by applied demographers worldwide. Applied demography is driven by practical problems; it is not a theory-directed body of knowledge.

The Frontiers of Applied Demography

This book details cutting-edge methods and findings that may shape the future of applied demography. Inside, readers will discover new insights into the databases, substantive issues, and methodological approaches that can help them to improve how they use demography in decision making and planning problems in both public and private settings. The topics and perspectives are found in the book’s 23 chapters, which are organized into three major sections: (I) Demographic Information for Decision-Making: Case Studies; (II) Data: Issues and Analyses; and (III) Projection and Estimation Methods: Evaluations, Examples, and Discussions. Coverage includes chapters on migration, demographic market analysis, future courtroom needs, trends in the needs of the elderly, access to health care, longitudinal data systems, census costs, and new approaches to small area estimation and projection methods. The case studies represent a wide range of countries, including Australia, Canada, China, England, India, Japan, and the United States of America. Overall, this edited volume collects papers that were presented at different conferences, including the 8th international conference on population geographies (University of Queensland, 2015), the 2014 Applied Demography Conference (San Antonio, Texas, USA), and the annual conference of the Canadian Population Society. Applied demography touches many aspects of our lives and its practitioners continue to push methodological and empirical boundaries. This book documents the steady evolution of this field. It shows demographers, sociologists, economists, planners, marketers, and others how they can improve the quality and relevance of demographic information now and in the future.

Concepts Methods and Practical Applications in Applied Demography

Applied demography: Applications to business, government, law, and public policy. Maryland Heights, MO: Academic Press. Swanson, D. (Ed.). (2016). Frontiers of applied demography. New York: Springer. Chapter 2 The Methods and Materials ...

Concepts  Methods and Practical Applications in Applied Demography

This textbook offers a comprehensive overview of applied demography by presenting both basic concepts and methodological techniques. It allows students from the social and human sciences, demographers, consultants and anyone interested in applied demography to gain an understanding of a wide range of practical applications of demographic concepts, methods and techniques to real- world problems. Featured sidebars highlight relevant terms and concepts and case studies and exercises throughout the book offer first-hand exposure to demographic applications. Charts and graphs supplement the presentation of demographic concepts and a glossary provides an inventory of relevant terms. The first section reviews basic components of applied demography as a context for understanding and addressing societal issues. It details the methods, techniques and data sources applied by demographers in a variety of areas. Coverage includes cohort analysis, data standardization, population estimation, and the use of geographic in- formation systems (GIS). The second section focuses on the substantive areas in which demography is currently applied. The topics covered include business demography, health demography, political demography, educational demography, and applications to urban and regional planning. The book illustrates the many ways in which demographers contribute to the formulation of public policy and the resolution of societal issues.

Handbook of Population

In D. A. Swanson (Ed.), The Frontiers of Applied Demography (pp. 75–102). Dordrecht: Springer. Harper, G., Devine, J., & Coleman, C. (2001). Evaluation of 2000 Subcounty Population Estimates. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ...

Handbook of Population

This comprehensive handbook provides an overview and update of the issues, theories, processes, and applications of the social science of population studies. The volume's 30 chapters cover the full range of conceptual, empirical, disciplinary, and applied approaches to the study of demographic phenomena. This book is the first effort to assess the entire field since Hauser and Duncan's 1959 classic, The Study of Population. The chapter authors are among the leading contributors to demographic scholarship over the past four decades. They represent a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives as well as interests in both basic and applied research.

Afro Latinos in the U S Economy

5 (July 1, 2008): 899–934, doi: 10.1080/01419870701568858; Howard Hogan, “Reporting of Race Among Hispanics: Analysis of ACS Data,” in The Frontiers of Applied Demography, ed. David A. Swanson, vol. 9, Applied Demography Series (Cham: ...

Afro Latinos in the U S  Economy

Afro-Latinos in the U.S. Economy outlines the current status of Afro-Latinos in the U.S. economy. The goal of this book is to provide a foundation in the economic dimensions of American Afro-Latinos which can be used to supplement research about this group in other social science disciplines.

The Palgrave Handbook of Intersectionality in Public Policy

Race Reporting Among Hispanics: Analysis of ACS Data. Frontiers of Applied Demography. D. A. Swanson, editor. The Frontiers of Applied Demography, Applied Demography Series 9. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43329-5_9.

The Palgrave Handbook of Intersectionality in Public Policy

Grounded in black feminist scholarship and activism and formally coined in 1989 by black legal scholar Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, intersectionality has garnered significant attention in the field of public policy and other disciplines/fields of study. The potential of intersectionality, however, has not been fully realized in policy, largely due to the challenges of operationalization. Recently some scholars and activists began to advance conceptual clarity and guidance for intersectionality policy applications; yet a pressing need remains for knowledge development and exchange in relation to empirical work that demonstrates how intersectionality improves public policy. This handbook fills this void by highlighting the key challenges, possibilities and critiques of intersectionality-informed approaches in public policy. It brings together international scholars across a variety of policy sectors and disciplines to consider the state of intersectionality in policy research and analysis. Importantly, it offers a global perspective on the added value and “how-to” of intersectionality-informed policy approaches that aim to advance equity and social justice.

Economics and Ageing

In The Frontiers of Applied Demography. Edited by David A. Swanson. Applied Demography Series, vol. 9, 21–40. Cham: Springer. 2017. Codish, Shlomi, and Richard N. Shiffman. “A model of ambiguity and vagueness in clinical practice ...

Economics and Ageing

This upper level textbook provides a coherent introduction to the economic implications of individual and population ageing. Placing economic considerations into a wider social sciences context, this is ideal reading not only for advanced undergraduate and masters students in economics, health economics and the economics of ageing, but also policy makers, students, professionals and practitioners in gerontology, sociology, health-related sciences and social care. This volume discusses the fiscal implications of ageing, health economics and long-term care. Fiscal policy issues include generational accounting and national transfer accounts, the relationship between ageing, public expenditure and fiscal policy, the age profiles of public expenditures and taxes, and the relationship between ageing, capital and labour taxation. Health economics with regard to ageing comprises healthy and disability-free life expectancy, the relationship between health inequalities and age, the macroeconomic implications of population health, the socio-economic determinants of health, the interaction between ageing and both individual and aggregate health expenditure, and economic approaches to valuing later life. This volume closes with an exposition of the economics of formal and informal care, as well as questions around insurance, risk and the so-called `sandwich generation'.

Spatial Regression Models for the Social Sciences

In D. Swanson (Ed.), The frontiers of applied demography (pp. 449–471). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. Chi, G., & Wang, D. (2018). Population projection accuracy: The impacts of sociodemographics, accessibility, land use, and neighbour ...

Spatial Regression Models for the Social Sciences

Space and geography are important aspects of social science research in fields such as criminology, sociology, political science, and public health. Many social scientists are interested in the spatial clustering of various behaviors and events. There has been a rapid development of interest in regression methods for analyzing spatial data over recent years, but little available on the topic that is aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduate classes in the social sciences (most texts are for the natural sciences, or regional science, or economics, and require a good understanding of advanced statistics and probability theory). Spatial Regression Models for the Social Sciences fills the gap, and focuses on the methods that are commonly used by social scientists. Each spatial regression method is introduced in the same way. Guangqing Chi and Jun Zhu explain what each method is and when and how to apply it, by connecting it to social science research topics. They try to avoid mathematical formulas and symbols as much as possible. Secondly, throughout the book they use the same social science example to demonstrate applications of each method and what the results can tell us. Spatial Regression Models for the Social Sciences provides comprehensive coverage of spatial regression methods for social scientists and introduces the methods in an easy-to-follow manner.

Cohort Change Ratios and their Applications

In D. Swanson (Ed.), The frontiers of applied demography (pp. 449–472). Switzerland: Springer. Chi, G., & Zhu, J. (2008). Spatial regression models for demographic analysis. Population Research and Policy Review, 27, 17–42.

Cohort Change Ratios and their Applications

This textbook focuses on the cohort change ratio (CCR) method. It presents powerful, yet relatively simple ways to generate accurate demographic estimates and forecasts that are cost efficient and require fewer resources than other techniques. The concepts, analytical frameworks, and methodological tools presented do not require extensive knowledge of demographics, mathematics, or statistics. The demographic focus is on the characteristics of populations, especially age and sex composition, but these methods are applicable estimating and forecasting other characteristics and total population. The book contains more traditional applications such as the Hamilton-Perry method, but also includes new applications of the CCR method such as stable population theory. Real world empirical examples are provided for every application; along with excel files containing data and program code, which are accessible online. Topics covered include basic demographic measures, sources of demographic information, forecasting and estimating (both current and historical) populations, modifications to current methods, forecasting school enrollment and other characteristics, estimating life expectancy, stable population theory, decomposition of the CCR into its migration and mortality components, and the utility of the CCR. This textbook is designed to provide material for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course on demographic methods. It can also be used as a supplement for other courses including applied demography, business and economic forecasting and market research.

Emerging Technologies for Computing Communication and Smart Cities

In: Swanson DA (ed) The frontiers of applied demography, applied demography serie, pp 449–471 21. Bleha B (2020) Future population developments in Europe. Is the concept of convergence indisputable? Towards the role of geographical ...

Emerging Technologies for Computing  Communication and Smart Cities

This book presents best selected papers presented at the Second International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Computing, Communication and Smart Cities (ETCCS 2021) held on 21-22 August 2021 at BFCET, Punjab, India. IEI India members supported externally. It is co-organized by Southern Federal University, Russia; University of Jan Wyżykowski (UJW), Polkowice, Poland, SD College of Engineering & Technology, Muzaffarnagar Nagar, India as an academic partner and CSI, India for technical support. The book includes current research works in the areas of network and computing technologies, wireless networks and Internet of things (IoT), futuristic computing technologies, communication technologies, security and privacy.

Global Population in Transition

Consumer demographics and behaviour. Dordrecht: Springer. Martins, J. M., Yusuf, F., Brooks, G., & Swanson, D. A. (2017). Demographics and market segmentation: China and India. In D. A. Swanson (Ed.), The frontiers of applied demography ...

Global Population in Transition

This book deals with macro and micro aspects of population change and their inter-face with socio-economic factors and impact. It examines theoretical notions and pursues their empirical manifestations and uses multidisciplinary approaches to population change and diversity. It investigates the organic nature of the relationships between socio-economic factors and population change and the feedback loops that affect socio-economic organisation and behaviour. The book brings together material often scattered in a number of sources and disciplines that helps to understand population change and their socio-economic aspects. In addition to dealing with the more conventional factors in population dynamics in the form of fertility, mortality and migration, the book examines socio-economic forces that influence them. It discusses population evolving attributes that affect population characteristics and social and behaviour and impact on the environment. Further, it deals with social organisation and pathways that lead to different social and economic development and standards of living of diverse populations.

Urban Informatics

In: Swanson DA (ed) Frontiers in applied demography. Applied demography series 9. Springer, Berlin, pp 21–40 Fienberg SE (1970) An iterative procedure for estimation in contingency tables. Ann Math Stat 41:907–917 Geertman S, ...

Urban Informatics

This open access book is the first to systematically introduce the principles of urban informatics and its application to every aspect of the city that involves its functioning, control, management, and future planning. It introduces new models and tools being developed to understand and implement these technologies that enable cities to function more efficiently – to become ‘smart’ and ‘sustainable’. The smart city has quickly emerged as computers have become ever smaller to the point where they can be embedded into the very fabric of the city, as well as being central to new ways in which the population can communicate and act. When cities are wired in this way, they have the potential to become sentient and responsive, generating massive streams of ‘big’ data in real time as well as providing immense opportunities for extracting new forms of urban data through crowdsourcing. This book offers a comprehensive review of the methods that form the core of urban informatics from various kinds of urban remote sensing to new approaches to machine learning and statistical modelling. It provides a detailed technical introduction to the wide array of tools information scientists need to develop the key urban analytics that are fundamental to learning about the smart city, and it outlines ways in which these tools can be used to inform design and policy so that cities can become more efficient with a greater concern for environment and equity.

Racial Innocence

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Racial Innocence

“Profound and revelatory, Racial Innocence tackles head-on the insidious grip of white supremacy on our communities and how we all might free ourselves from its predation. Tanya Katerí Hernández is fearless and brilliant . . . What fire!”—Junot Díaz The first comprehensive book about anti-Black bias in the Latino community that unpacks the misconception that Latinos are “exempt” from racism due to their ethnicity and multicultural background Racial Innocence will challenge what you thought about racism and bias and demonstrate that it’s possible for a historically marginalized group to experience discrimination and also be discriminatory. Racism is deeply complex, and law professor and comparative race relations expert Tanya Katerí Hernández exposes “the Latino racial innocence cloak” that often veils Latino complicity in racism. As Latinos are the second-largest ethnic group in the US, this revelation is critical to dismantling systemic racism. Basing her work on interviews, discrimination case files, and civil rights law, Hernández reveals Latino anti-Black bias in the workplace, the housing market, schools, places of recreation, the criminal justice system, and Latino families. By focusing on racism perpetrated by communities outside those of White non-Latino people, Racial Innocence brings to light the many Afro-Latino and African American victims of anti-Blackness at the hands of other people of color. Through exploring the interwoven fabric of discrimination and examining the cause of these issues, we can begin to move toward a more egalitarian society.

Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies

Pp. 169–191 in The Frontiers of Applied Demography. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International. Howard, David. 2001. Coloring the Nation: Race and Ethnicity in the Dominican Republic. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. Hoy, ...

Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies

Introduces new approaches, theoretical trends, and understudied topics in Latinx Studies This groundbreaking work offers a multidisciplinary, social-science oriented perspective on Latinx studies, including the social histories and contemporary lives of a diverse range of Latina and Latino populations. Editors Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas and Mérida M. Rúa have crafted an anthology that is unique in both form and content. The book combines previously published canonical pieces with original, cutting-edge works created for this volume. The sections of the text are arranged thematically as critical dialogues, each with a brief preface that provides context and a conceptual direction for the scholarly conversation that ensues. The editors frame the volume around the “humanistic social sciences,” using the term to highlight the historical and social contexts under which expressive cultural forms and archival records are created. Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies masterfully sheds light on the diversity and complexity of the everyday lives of Latinx populations, the political economic structures that shape enduring racialization and cultural stereotyping, and the continuing efforts to carve out new lives as diasporic, transnational, global, and colonial subjects.

Future Proofing the Judiciary

In The Frontiers of Applied Demography, ed. David Swanson, 75–102. London: Springer. Harris, Bridget, Lucinda Jordan, and Lydia Phillips. 2014. Courting Justice beyond the Cityscape: Access to Justice and the Rural, Regional and Remote ...

Future Proofing the Judiciary

This book reinvigorates the field of socio-legal inquiry examining the relationship between law and demography. Originally conceived as 'population law' in the 1960s following a growth in population and a use of law to temper population growth, this book takes a new approach by examining how population change can affect the legal system, rather than the converse. It analyses the impact of demographic change on the judicial system, with a geographic focus on Australian courts but with global insights and it raises questions about institutional structures. Through four case studies, it examines how demographic change impacts on the judicial system and how should the judicial system adapt to embody a greater preparedness for the demographic changes that lie ahead? It makes recommendations for reform and speaks to applied demographers, socio-legal scholars, and those interested in judicial institutions.

Japan s Demographic Revival

Although I am not a trained demographer, I have done several studies on the economic perspective of temporary labor migration and ... development in the area of applied demography as it explores the frontiers of knowledge in this field.

 Japan  s Demographic Revival

' Japan''s Demographic Revival shifts discussions about employing immigration as the "best" or "sole" solution to assuaging Japan''s demographic quagmire to a more systematic approach that identifies structural, organizational and cultural impediments that contribute to Japan''s (and other countries'') declining demographic situations. This edited volume also sheds light on the plethora of changes required to produce a demographically sustainable Japan. Part One includes chapters explaining the endogenous, ethnocultural and structural obstacles that link ethnocultural understandings of citizenship and nationality. Part Two consists of chapters that provide insight into the societal barriers that exist in Japan to address demographic issues. Part Three shifts its focus away from identifying and analyzing the structural, organizational and cultural factors towards chapters that are policy oriented, linking existing policies as contributing factors behind Japan''s demographic challenge. Contents:Japan''s Demographic Revival: Rethinking Migration, Identity, and Sociocultural NormsStructural and Cultural Barriers to Dealing with Demographic Change:Kyōsei: Cultural Space, Multiculturalism, and the Prospect of a "Post-homogenous" Japan (M G Sheftall)Myths, Beliefs, and Implications of Japan''s Naturalization Policy (Soo im Lee)Identifying and Defining Self in a Changing Japan (David Chapman)Societal Challenges: Gender, Religion, and Incentive:Demographic Change and Migration of Care Workers: State, Care Facilities, and Migrants (Reiko Ogawa)Immigration and Religion: Muslim Immigrants in Japan — Their History, Demographics, and Challenges (Mhamed Biygautane)Demographic Changes and Religion in Japan: A Case Study of Soka Gakkai in Hokkaido (Ka Shing Ng)Nostalgic Migration — Factors Behind Recent Japanese Migration to Shanghai (Reijiro Aoyama)Herbivorous Boys and Predatory Girls: Gender, Consumerism, and Low Birthrate in Japan (Satoshi Ota)Japanese Corporate Culture and Demographic Decline: Tokyo Female Workers'' Views on Career Advancement in the Workplace (Pui Tung Yong & Stephen Robert Nagy)Ways Forward:The Potential Role of Migrant Rights Advocacy in Mitigating Japan''s Demographic Challenges (Ralph I Hosoki)Exclusive Migrant Policies in Comparative Perspective: The Case of the Gulf Cooperation Council States (Kristian Coates Ulrichsen)Immigration Best Practices: Why Pragmatic Immigration Policies are Beneficial for Immigrants and for Japan (Stephen Robert Nagy) Readership: Graduate students and researchers interested in Japanese Studies. Key Features:Identifies structural, organization and cultural impediments that contribute to Japan''s (and other countries'') population predicamentOffers a multidisciplinary, comparative approach investigating the challenges and opportunities for Japan to deal with its demographic conundrumKeywords:Japan;Demography;Citizenship;Immigration;Migration;Gender Policies;Social Integration'

The Demography and Epidemiology of Human Health and Aging

... Frontiers in population and aging, Washington, DC: Center for Population and Health, Georgetown University. Carey, J. R. (1993). Applied demography for biologists: With special emphasis on insects. New York, Oxford University Press.

The Demography and Epidemiology of Human Health and Aging

With this book, Siegel, an internationally known demographer and gerontologist, has made a unique contribution to the fledgling fields of health demography, and the demography and epidemiology of aging. The book represents a felicitous union of epidemiology, gerontology, and demography, and appears to be the first and only comprehensive text on this subject now available. Drawing on a wide range of sciences in addition to demography, gerontology, and epidemiology, including medical sociology, biostatistics, public policy, bioethics, and molecular biology, the author treats theoretical and applied issues, links methods and findings, covers the material internationally, nationally, and locally, and while focusing on the elderly, treats the entire life course. The methods, materials, and pespectives of demography and epidemiology are brought to bear on such topics as the prospects for future increases in human longevity, the relative contribution of life style, environment, genetics, and chance in human longevity, the measurement of the share of healthy years in total life expectancy, the role of population growth in the rising costs of health care, and the applications of health demography in serving the health needs of local communities. The separate chapters systematically develop the topics of the sources and quality of health data; mortality, life tables, and the measurement of health status; the interrelationships of health, on the one hand, and mortality, fertility, migration, and age structure, on the other; health conditions in the less developed countries; the concepts and theories of aging and projections of the aged population; and local health applications, public health policy, and bioethical issues in health demography. Given its comprehensiveness, clarity, interdisciplinary scope, and authencity, this book appeals to a wide range of users, from students and teachers of medical sociology, the demography of aging, and public health studies to practitioners in these areas, both as a text in health demography and the demography/epidemiology of aging, and as a reference work in these fields.

International Handbook of the Demography of Obesity

In M. N. Hoque & L. B. Potter (Eds.), Emerging techniques in applied demography (pp. 359–378). Springer. Prause, N., & Graham, C. A. (2007). Asexuality: Classification and characterization. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36, 341–356.

International Handbook of the Demography of Obesity

This handbook provides a demographic examination of global obesity trends by bringing together the range of research conducted in this field by demographers, sociologists, epidemiologists, and other quantitatively and demographically oriented social scientists. It utilizes a multidisciplinary demographic approach to provide insights into the global prevalence and mechanisms of obesity, as well as the population level impacts of rising obesity. Major sections include: global obesity trends and prevalence; obesity and demographic structures, processes, and characteristics; emerging areas of study; and obesity in LGBAT populations. This handbook provides readers with a broad understanding of population-based research on obesity and serves as a resource for scholars, students, policymakers, and researchers.

Model Based Demography

In F. C. Billari & A. Prskawetz (Eds.), Agent-based computational demography: Using simulation to improve our understanding of demographic behaviour (pp. 19–40). ... Frontiers of population forecasting. ... What is applied demography?

Model Based Demography

Late in a career of more than sixty years, Thomas Burch, an internationally known social demographer, undertook a wide-ranging methodological critique of demography. This open access volume contains a selection of resulting papers, some previously unpublished, some published but not readily accessible [from past meetings of The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and its research committees, or from other small conferences and seminars]. Rejecting the idea that demography is simply a branch of applied statistics, his work views it as an autonomous and complete scientific discipline. When viewed from the perspective of modern philosophy of science, specifically the semantic or model-based school, demography is a balanced discipline, with a rich body of techniques and data, but also with more and better theories than generally recognized. As demonstrated in this book, some demographic techniques can also be seen as theoretical models, and some substantive/behavioral models, commonly rejected as theory because of inconsistent observations, are now seen as valuable theoretical models, for example demographic transition theory. This book shows how demography can build a strong theoretical edifice on its broad and deep empirical foundation by adoption of the model-based approach to science. But the full-fruits of this approach will require demographers to make greater use of computer modeling [both macro- and micro-simulation], in the statement and manipulation of theoretical ideas, as well as for numerical computation. This book is open access under a CC BY license.

Demographic Methods and Concepts

The core subject matter of demography is well established, buttime brings new research frontiers and shifts in emphasis, as evident in present attention to environmental issues, the status of women, the AIDS epidemic and applied ...

Demographic Methods and Concepts

Demographic Methods and Concepts makes accessible the most commonly needed techniques for working with population statistics, irrespective of the reader's mathematical background. For the first time in such a text, concepts and practical strategies needed in the interpretation of demographic indices and data are included. Spreadsheet training exercises enable students to acquire the computer skills needed for demographic work. The accompanying free CD-ROM contains innovative, fully integrated learning modules as well as applications facilitating demographic studies.

Executive Function Skills in the Classroom

In D. A. Swanson (Ed.), The frontiers of applied demography. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. Reimers, T. M., Wacker, D. P., & Koeppl, G. (1987). Acceptability of behavioral treatments: A review of the literature.

Executive Function Skills in the Classroom

With insight and humor, this motivating guide shows how to bring executive functions (EF) to the forefront in K–8 classrooms--without adopting a new curriculum or scripted program. Ideal for professional development, the book includes flexible, practical, research-based ideas for implementation in a variety of classroom contexts. It shares stories from dozens of expert teachers who are integrating explicit EF support across the school day. Provided is a clear approach for talking about EF barriers and strategies as part of instruction, and working as a class to problem-solve, explore, and apply the strategies that feel right for each student. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print several reproducible tools in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by Sandra M. Chafouleas.