Demography is the statistical study of populations and their characteristics, such as births, deaths, migrations, consequences of changes, etc.

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How to convert World Fertility Surveys 1975’ raw data-DAT files into a set of Stata dta files [on hold]

How to convert World Fertility Surveys 1975’ (for Pakistan) raw data-DAT files into a set of Stata/SPSS data files. I have found this link but this didn't work Turning the World Fertility Surveys’ raw ...
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Restoration of gender balance after wars - what principle underlies this?

I am wondering what is the statistical principle that underlies the following observation. After every war in history, the male population of a given region would severely decline, tipping the ...
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Law of the Seven Degrees of Separation [closed]

I would like to know whether any empirical studies have been conducted on the so-called "Law of the Seven Degrees of Separation", a statement that any two people in the world are separated by at most ...
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Meaning of weights in calculating the Myer's blended index

I am struggling to understand the meaning of the weights (coefficients) of the Myer's blended index described in section 3.2 of this PDF. Can someone explain me the reason behind using such ...
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Taking into account population size differences in chi-squared test

I have a group of patients who live in London. They come from the 33 London local authorities and I want to know whether there is any significant variation in where they live. In other words, I want ...
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Analysis where dependent variables are proportions

I have a set of demographic data (age, race, social class, etc.) for selected geographic areas. These independent variables are each proportional in each type, i.e. Area A: White 70%, Black 20%, Asian ...
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Is this a confounding interaction: using demographic data in a fractional factorial design?

I've created and run a choice experiment (conjoint analysis) using a fractional factorial design 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 (four factors with three levels each). I also collected some demographic data (age, ...
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How to determine the demographics of consumers of a product, given demographic information and consumption rates

Okay, so I'm going to admit right away that I'm very new to statistical analysis, so please go easy on me. I have a 50+ different groups of people and for each group, I have the number of people ...
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Population Projection, Forecast, Prediction

I am frequently reading some terminology But not understanding their difference . Those are : $\bullet$Difference between ...
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Does it make sense to impute year of birth?

This is data cleaning and preparation stage question for me. I apologize if the question is basic, but I am a beginner. I have a dataset of a bit less than 4500 records. This is a survey and ...
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Probability of moving house (non-independence problem)

We are analyzing a dataset where we are looking at the probability of individuals moving house, and the factors that predict moving. The problem is that a lot of people are married, and (usually) if ...
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What is the reason for getting so many ”Warnings: NAs produced” while using the function ”pop.sim” in the ”demography” package

When so many warnings, what does it in fact means? Is there a problem with the validity of the stochastic forecasting models? I am doing a stochastic forecasting of a small population with approx. ...
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Is there a population size limit for using the R package Demography when doing stochastic population forecasting

Is it possible to do stochastic population forecasting with the R package Demography when the population size is between 10k and 20k? I have data from year 1985 to 2012 for population, deaths and ...
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Measuring change of participation level in a population after a policy change

I would like to measure the change of a policy in a community, that is, check whether there was a change after the new policy was applied. The old policy required that people had to give away a right ...
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Residual from Functional Demographic model for fertility

I'm trying to fit a functional demographic model (fdm) to fertility rates using the demography package in R. When I've plotted ...
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Measuring representativeness of a (non-random) selection

I am looking for a numerical value that expresses how representative a (non-random in this case) sample from a population is regarding the distribution of a certain attribute. Take for example, the ...
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Estimating demographics from internet activity

I'm looking for research papers on estimating demographic information (age, wealth, location, gender etc.) out of internet activities (preferably social network activity or browser history). Where ...
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What statistical measures are recommended for mixing of population samples?

I want to know what statistics should be used to measure the mixing of languages in cities in a country/state. I have samples from individuals and know the language they speak and the city they live ...
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How to help people understand “…per 100,000”?

It's well known that members of the public have difficulty comprehending numbers over a certain size. A common tricky issue for people communicating demographic trends is helping people make sense of ...
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Calculating life expectancy in Stata

I've been looking for resources on calculation of life expectancy uising Stata. Combing Google results so far I've only been able to locate this module: LXPCT_2: Stata module to calculate ...