Chapter 1:Applied Demography at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Steve H. Murdock and David A. Swanson,- Section I: Data use and Measurement Issues: Chapter 2:Measuring Population Change Using the American Community Survey: Howard Hogan,- Chapter 3:Using the 2005 American Community Survey: Patricia C. Becker,- Chapter 4:Address Coverage Improvement and Evaluation Program-2005 National Estimate of Coverage of the Master Address File: Susan Perrone,- Section II: Population Estimates and Projections: Chapter 5: Using Assessor Parcel Data to Maintain Housing Unit Counts for Small Area Population Estimates: Beth Jarosz,- Chapter 6:Aging and Elder Abuse: Projections for Michigan, Lori Post et al ,- Chapter 7:Methods for Measuring the Population After a Disaster: Household Population Surveys in Post-Katrina New Orleans, October 2005-October 2006: Gregory Stone,- Chapter 8: An Evaluation of Population Estimates for Counties and Places in Texas for 2000: Nazrul Hoque,- Chapter 9: Using Demographic Estimates and Projections to Improve Statistical Forecasting: Don R. Warren,- Chapter 10: Measuring Uncertainty in Population Data Generated by the Cohort-Component Method: A Report on Research in Progress, David A. Swanson,- Section III: Applied Demography and Health: Chapter 11:Tuberculosis and Perception of Risk: A Comparison of Native Born and Foreign Born Persons in the United States: Mary Bollinger,- Chapter 12: Causes of Fire Deaths and Injuries in Anchorage, Alaska: Policy Implications, Donna Shai,- Chapter 13: Dispersion of Registered Death Causes as a Function of Age in the 1999 U.S. Population, Bo G. Eriksson,- Section IV: The Breadth of Applied Demography: Chapter 14:A Comparison of Potential Demographic Influences on Church Membership of Two United Methodist Congregations in San Antonio, Texas: Michael E. Cline,- Chapter 15:Linking Tax-Lot and Student Record Data: Applications in School Planning: D. Richard Lycan,- Chapter 16:Demography and Turnover, Giuseppe De Bartolo and Manuela Stranges,- Chapter 17: Household Consumption in China: An Examination of the Utility of Urban-Rural Segmentation, Farhat Yusuf et al ,- Chapter 18: How Chinese Children Spend Their Time, Hongwei Xu and Elisabeta Minca,- Section V: Educating the Applied Demographer,- Chapter 19: Introducing Survey Methods to Professional Students in Applied Demography, David W. Smith and Stephanie L. McFall,- Chapter 20: The Academic Training of Applied Demographers: History, Evolution, and a Description of the First Ph.D. Program in Applied Demography, Steve H. Murdock and Mary Zey,- ConclusionS: Chapter 21: Applied Demography in the 21st Century: Steve H. Murdock and David A. Swanson
The topic of Applied Demography is clearly evolving as its practitioners become involved in the emerging trends of the Twenty-First Century. This book derived from the first post-2000 national conference on Applied Demography, held in San Antonio, Texas, January 7-9, 2007, at The University of Texas. The conference presented a unique opportunity and this resulting work provides a cross-sectional view of Applied Demography and an evaluation of its likely future.
It is the only current work with examples of applied demography in the 21st century
Provides one of the only works which examines both the substance and methods of applied demography
Contains works by many of the most prominent scholars in the area of applied demography as well as practitioners who describe applied demography in use