Sociology Index


Population Studies And Demography

Statistics: Population is a (real or hypothetical) totality of objects or individuals under consideration, of which samples are taken for analysis. Population index includes all elements which a researcher wishes to generalize to. Population index includes all members of given class or set.

The extent to which a place is populated or inhabited; the collective inhabitants of a country, town, area, etc.; a body of inhabitants.

The general body of inmates in a prison, rehabilitation centre, etc., as distinct from those in special or restricted categories or units.

The action or process of supplying with inhabitants; increase of inhabitants.

Population Index to cite publicly available machine-readable data files.
Population index (Popul Index), published in United States. Reference: 1979-; vol 45 (issue 4)
Abstract: The author discusses the increased availability of demographic data stored in machine-readable files. She describes the types of MRDF produced in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia and Oceania. The final section of the paper presents examples of citations to MRDF.



An Evaluation of Population Index and Estimation Techniques for Tadpoles in Desert Pools
Robin E. Jung, Gage H. Dayton, Stephen J. Williamson, John R. Sauer, and Sam Droege
Journal of Herpetology 36(3):465-472. 2002


Trap-induced mass declines in small mammals: mass as a population index
Pearson, Dean E., Ortega, Yvette K., Ruggiero, Leonard F.
Publisher: Wildlife Society, Publication Name: The Journal of Wildlife Management
Abstract: The article examines the impact of trap-induced body mass declines (TMDs) in small mammals on the calculation of body-mass-based population indexes.

On Smoothing Trends in Population Index Modeling - Mazzetta, Chiara; Brooks, Steve; Freeman, Stephen N., Biometrics, Volume 63, Number 4, December 2007.
Abstract: In this article, we consider the U.K. Common Birds Census counts and their use in monitoring bird abundance. We use a state-space modeling approach within a Bayesian framework to describe population level trends over time and contribute to the alert system used by the British Trust for Ornithology.

Uncertainty of quantile estimators using the population index flood method
O. G. B. Sveinsson, J. D. Salas, Department of Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
D. C. Boes, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
The population index flood (PIF) method is an analytical model that has been recently suggested for regional frequency analysis. In this paper, explicit equations based on Fisher's information are derived for estimating the standard error of at-site quantile estimators for two regional PIF methods utilizing the generalized extreme value distribution with maximum likelihood estimation.

A Volcano Population Index for Estimating Relative Risk, Example Data From Central America - Ewert, J. W. Harpel, C. J.
American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2003
We have developed a Volcano Population Index (VPI) to make objective comparisons among individual volcanoes of populations that may be subject to volcanic hazards. We used volcano location data from the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program (GVP) with the LandScan 2001 gridded global population data base from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to evaluate population distribution near potentially active volcanoes in Central America. An analysis of recent evacuations in the region in response to volcanic activity and a global compilation of eruption data by Newhall and Hoblitt (2002) prompted us to also evaluate population within 5 km of Holocene volcanoes and create a 5 km Volcano Population Index (VPI5). The VPI5 is an estimate of the number of people who will almost certainly have to be evacuated and cared for over some time period while an eruption is underway.