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Hacking maps with ggplot2

April 23, 2017
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Hacking maps with ggplot2

This is a very short post on mapping with ggplot2.

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Who is old? Visualizing the concept of prospective ageing with animated population pyramids

March 30, 2017
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Who is old? Visualizing the concept of prospective ageing with animated population pyramids

This post is about illustrating the concept of prospective ageing, a relatively fresh approach in demography to refine our understanding of population ageing. This visualization was created in collaboration with my colleague Michael Boissonneault: ...

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R, GIS, and fuzzyjoin to reconstruct demographic data for NUTS regions of Denmark

March 15, 2017
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R, GIS, and fuzzyjoin to reconstruct demographic data for NUTS regions of Denmark

NUTS

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Gender gap in Swedish mortality

February 24, 2017
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Gender gap in Swedish mortality

Why Sweden?

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30 issues of Demographic Digest – the most frequent journals

February 13, 2017
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30 issues of Demographic Digest – the most frequent journals

Today, the 30-th issue of my Demographic Digest was published.

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Male mortality in Russia and Japan

February 5, 2017
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Male mortality in Russia and Japan

Russia is sadly notorious for its ridiculously high adult male mortality. According to Human Mortality Database data (2010), the probability for a Russian men to survive from 20 to 60 was just 0.64 1. For women the probability is 0.87. This huge gender disproportion in mortality results in a peculiar sex ratio profile (see my old DemoTrends post and...

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Sex ratios in all countries from Human Mortality Database

February 4, 2017
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Sex ratios in all countries from Human Mortality Database

Sex ratios reflect the two basic regularities of human demographics: 1) there are always more boys being born; 2) males experience higher mortality throughout their life-course. The sex ratio at birth does not vary dramatically1 and is more or less constant at the level of 105-106 boys per 100 girls. Hence, differences in the sex ratio profiles of countries...

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Hello R world post

January 28, 2017
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Hello R world post

Welcome to my blog!

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