By John Stillwell, Henk J. Scholten
Significant adjustments have occured within the structural composition and geographical distribu tion of the populations of North West eu international locations through the 1970's and 1980's. while the subject material of this quantity displays the various very important topics of analysis task that experience preoccupied British and Dutch spatial demographers and inhabitants geographers over the past decade, the constitution of the publication goals to facilitate comparability of these chosen topics among the uk and the Netherlands. The ebook has steadily taken form over the time period because the convention in Oxford, in 1986, whilst the contents have been first awarded. we're very thankful for the help that we have got got through the creation procedure from Marjie Salisbury, Tim Hadwin and John Dixon on the college of Geography, collage of Leeds; from Annemieke Perquin on the nationwide actual making plans enterprise within the Hague; and from Evert Meijer, Elmy Heuvelmans and Berry van Houten at GEODAN in Amsterdam. We additionally desire to recognize the contributions to the sphere of inhabitants geography which have been made lately via John Coward, who died so tragically within the Ke gworth air catastrophe past this year.
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Therefore, the CBS sends out a questionnaire to each of the municipalities, asking them for information on the total number of persons who moved within the municipality during the year, disaggregated only by sex and certain family characteristics at time of move. Since 1977, the survey has been carried out anually and allows the CBS to produce overviews of total migration in the Netherlands. The second source of migration data is the Labour Force Survey (LFS), which is coordinated within the framework of the European Community.
Neither of these sources permits any detailed analysis of migration by income or motivation. The GHS has run continuously since 1971, is based on an annual sample of around 15,000 private households, and is designed to provide information on housing, health, employment and education. It contains, for example, a question about the motivation behind the decision to move. The NDHS, on the other hand, was an ad hoc survey of some 71,000 households, carried out in 1977-78 to provide information about the housing situation and containing questions about length of residence.
One ironic benefit of using net migration in the projection model is that it doesn't matter whether the net figures are derived from transition or movement data as long as all transition types have been accounted for (Rees 1985). Since the project brief required that single year of age populations for males, females and persons be projected for 108 local authority areas in England, a fully multiregional strategy was rejected from the outset because of the small number problem. Rather, an approach was developed which used trended gross migration rates, model generated rates of out-migration and in-migration (a 'parameterized' strategy) and interregion allocation rates for three broad age groups only.