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Projecting the population of the 27 EU Member States by stochastic methods combined with the deterministic projections EUROPOP 2008

Salvatore Bertino, Eugenio Sonnino, Giampaolo Lanzieri

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The paper presents a stochastic approach to population projections based on micro-simulations of birth-death-immigration-emigration point event processes. This approach allows computing forecast intervals also for conventional population projections and an application is done on the Eurostat population projections 2008-based (EUROPOP2008). The paper shows how it is possible to obtain predictions about all the parameters describing the evolution of a population in a stochastic context, taking into account the expert's opinion as incorporated in deterministic projections. 

Salvatore BERTINO, Senior Professor, Department of Statistical Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro, Rome, Italy. E-mail: salvatore.bertino@uniroma1.it.

Eugenio SONNINO, Professor of Demography, Department of Statistical Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro, Rome, Italy.

Giampaolo LANZIERI, Head, EUROSTAT, Population Unit, Luxembourg. E-mail: giampaolo.lanzieri@ec.europa.eu.


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ISSN: 2035-5556

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