Demography and Vital Statistics (ISS (Statistical Services) Statistics Paper IV): Questions 1 - 6 of 6

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Question number: 1

» Demography and Vital Statistics » Stable and Stationary Populations

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Describe in Detail

Explain stationary and stable population. State the situation when the age distribution of two stable populations would be identical.

Explanation

Stationary Population: If the size of a population is constant and its composition according to age and sex also remains constant over time, then such a population is known as stationary population. The constancy in population for size and composition is maintained if,

  1. Births and deaths are equal in… (75 more words) …

Question number: 2

» Demography and Vital Statistics » Sources of Demographic Data

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Discuss the main sources of demographic data in the Indian system. Give your suggestion for the measures to improve the quality of data.

Explanation

The main sources of demographic data in India are:

(i) Census: The most important source of demographic data in India is the census. It provides valuable information about the country and its people at a given point of time. A population census is an official enumeration of the inhabitants… (527 more words) …

Question number: 3

» Demography and Vital Statistics » Life Table: Main Features and Uses

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Explain briefly the uses of life table

Explanation

A life table mainly displays the death rate between two consecutive birth days and expectation of life at any age of a cohort. The information revealed by a life-table has application in many fields and hence its uses can be summarized as given below:

  1. Life tables are of great use… (127 more words) …

Question number: 4

» Demography and Vital Statistics » Abridged Life Tables

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Describe king’s method for constructing an abridged life table.

Explanation

An abridged life table consists of all columns of a life table for ages distant apart usually 5 to 10 years or for age groups usually of width 5 to 10 years. In this way there is tremendous cut in size of life-tables, and hence such life tables are named… (233 more words) …

Question number: 5

» Demography and Vital Statistics » Measurement of Fertility » Total Fertility Rate

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Compute GFR, SFR, TFR and GRR from the data given below:

Table shows the age group, number of women and total birth

Find out the GFR, SFR, TFR and GRR

Age groups of child bearing females

Number of women (’000)

Total births

15 - 19

16.0

260

20 - 24

16.4

2244

25 - 29

15.8

1894

30 - 34

15.2

1320

35 - 39

14.8

916

40 - 44

15.0

280

45 - 49

14.5

145

Assume that the proportion of female births is 46.2 percent.

Explanation

First write the formula of GFR, SFR, TFR and GRR is

Equation

Equation

Equation

Equation

Showing table of age group, number of women and total birth

Age group, number of women and total birth trough that find out ASFR

Age groups of child bearing females

Number of women (’000)

Total… (51 more words) …

Question number: 6

» Demography and Vital Statistics » Standardized Death Rates

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Compute the crude and standardized death rates of the populations A and B, regarding A as standard population, from the following data:

Table shows the crude and standardized death rates of the populations A and B

showing table of the crude and standardized death rates of the populations A and B

Age groups

(years)

A

B

Population

Deaths

Population

Deaths

Under 10

20000

600

12000

372

10 - 20

12000

240

30000

660

20 - 40

50000

1250

62000

1612

40 - 60

30000

1050

15000

525

Above 60

10000

500

3000

180

Explanation

From the given data, the crude death rate for any population is

Equation

For population A

Equation

Equation

Equation

For population B

Equation

Equation

Equation

The standardized death rate is

Equation

Where pxs=population of standard group of x and Dx =Age specific death rate of group… (212 more words) …

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