Category Archives: Demography

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Demographic Policies and Time

I am not sure why, but it seems like summer is a great time to teach demographic methods. There seem to be an abundance of news stories about demographic processes and events. (By the way I am fully aware that this is a version of confirmation bias. I am teaching the class so I look for the stories and find Read More


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Net Migration in North Dakota

I am teaching demographic methods, population analysis, whatever you want to call it this summer. The class title is not the really important thing to me, it is more a matter of content. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for accurate titles, but neither title is deceptive and most people have no idea what it is anyway regardless of Read More


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Salute to veterans

It is Veteran’s Day in the US, and I thought we should look at the distribution of veterans across the country and North Dakota. To do this I grabbed some data from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. It includes both actual and projected veteran population data. First a look at the US as a whole.