Measuring the Population of a Northeast Thai Village

Aree Prohmmo and John Bryant

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Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199270576
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191600883 | DOI:

Series: International Studies in Demography

Measuring the Population of a Northeast Thai Village

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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

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