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AuthorPreston, Samuel H. author
TitleThe Demography of African Americans 1930-1990 [electronic resource] / by Samuel H. Preston, Irma T. Elo, Mark E. Hill, Ira Rosenwaike
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2003
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Descript VIII, 214 p. online resource


African Americans constitute one of the most interesting and dynamic components of the population of the United States. Unfortunately, an accurate assessment of their demographic characteristics is beset by inaccuracies in the underlying data. Using a novel strategy that combines record linkage and demographic/statistical analysis, the authors produce an internally consistent and robust set of estimates of the African-American population during the period 1930-1990. They interpret the record that emerges, with special reference to longevity trends and differentials. This work is of particular interest to demographers, sociologists and students of ethnic studies


1. Background and Plan of Study -- 2. Data Conundrums -- 3. Ascertaining True Ages at Death Through a Matching Study -- 4. Understanding the Sources of Age Misreporting -- 5. Reconstructing the Size of the Population by Age and Sex -- 6. Mortality and Fertility Trends -- 7. Childhood Conditions that Predict Survival to Advanced Ages -- References

Social sciences Public health Statistics Economic theory Population Aging Demography Social Sciences Demography Population Economics Public Health Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods Statistics general Aging


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