Introduction: How to deal with uncertainty in population forecasting?

Lutz W & Goldstein JR (2004). Introduction: How to deal with uncertainty in population forecasting? International Statistical Review 72 (1): 1-4. DOI:10.1111/j.1751-5823.2004.tb00219.x.

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Abstract

"Demographers can no more be held responsible for inaccuracy in forecasting population 20 years ahead than geologists, meteorologists, or economists when they fail to announce earthquakes, cold winters, or depressions 20 years ahead. What we can be held responsible for is warning one another and our public what the error of our estimates is likely to be."

-- Nathan Keyfitz (1981)

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Bibliographic Reference: International Statistical Review; 72(1):1-4 (April 2004)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:16
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 12:49
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/7139

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