Demographic Relationships at the Macro Level

Krishnan Namboodiri


The focus herein is on macro-level relationships in mathematical demography
and regression analysis. Notions of vector space calculus are used in discussing
the impact of nuptiality and fertility on the net reproduction rate and log-ratio
techniques in the analysis of regression relationships involving compositions.
The latter is illustrated using occupational data from the U. S. population
census. The methods described herein permit using all the available information while the commonly used method, which replaces a vector by a summary measure, lets much of the flavor in the data slip away.

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