Volume 63 - Number 1 - Spring 1997

T. Machine-Readable Data Files (MRDF)

References to data of demographic interest that are stored in machine-readable form and to computer programs and microcomputer software for demographic analysis. All MRDFs coded under this heading are cross-referenced to specific subject categories as appropriate. Articles concerned with the availability of MRDFs are also included.

63:10837 Petrioli, Luciano; Menchiari, Andrea. Demographic software for the analysis of population in the developing countries. [Logiciel démographique pour l'analyse de la population dans les pays en voie de développement.] [1993]. 47 pp. Università di Siena, Centro Ricerche Interdipartimentali sulla Popolazione dei Paesi Sottosviluppati: Siena, Italy. In Fre.
This paper presents three software programs designed for use with data from developing countries. Following an introductory illustration of the relative theory, the paper describes (1) CENSA, which uses census data on fertility, and has as its objective the correction of the distortions that frequently arise in population surveys in developing countries; (2) MODMORT, by which it is possible to obtain model life tables corresponding to determined biometric parameters for males, females, and both sexes combined; and (3) MOPS, which, by distributing a population by fertility rates, permits the estimation of the nearest stable distribution and also gives an indirect estimate of the most important demographic functions.
Correspondence: Università di Siena, Centro Richerche Interdipartimentali sulla Popolazione dei Paesi Sottosviluppati, Piazza S. Francisco 17, 53100 Siena, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10838 Pinnelli, Antonella; Birindelli, Anna M. Interest and limits of computer programs and demographic simulation. In: Démographie: analyse et synthèse. Causes et conséquences des évolutions démographiques, edited by Graziella Caselli, Jacques Vallin, and Guillaume Wunsch. Aug 1996. 389-407 pp. Centre Français sur la Population et le Développement [CEPED]: Paris, France; Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Dipartimento di Scienze Demografiche: Rome, Italy. In Eng.
This is a general review of the use of computers and demographic software in demography. Topics covered include the use of software in demographic training, an inventory and description of available demographic software, the evaluation of demographic software, and a look to the future.
Correspondence: A. Pinnelli, Via Collina 36, 00187, Rome, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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