Book Chapter

Demography and mathematics

Philipov, D.
In: Pavlíc, Z. (Ed.): Positions of demography among other disciplines, 61–67
Prague, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science (2000)


"One can say that mathematics and demography are interrelated in that mathematical theories and methods are used for applied research in demography. Moreover, new problems arise from these applications, whose solution then depends upon fundamental mathematical research. These interrelations are methodological link worthy of research in its own right. This brief outline just touches on the most general characteristics of those aspects of this link that are part of particular interest to demographer. The focus her is primarily on the application of mathematics in demography rather than on the feedback in the other directin, as the latter is of more interest to mathematicans." (EXCERPT)
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.