Chapter

Measuring the Population of a Northeast Thai Village

Aree Prohmmo and John Bryant

in Categories and Contexts

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199270576
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191600883 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199270570.003.0013

Series: International Studies in Demography

Measuring the Population of a Northeast Thai Village

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • History of Economic Thought

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

The definitions of village membership used by ordinary people imply village populations that are variable and fuzzy. The definitions used by administrators, including leaders of village organizations, imply populations that are fixed and crisp. Social scientists have traditionally failed to distinguish between these two types of population and forms of categorization, leading to mismeasurement and false findings.

Keywords: crisp and fuzzy sets; measurement; population; Thailand; transactions costs; village organization

Chapter.  7468 words. 

Subjects: History of Economic Thought

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.