Monthly Archives: August 2017

Forecasts, estimates, projections and prognostications – how can we look into the future?

Judith Davey 3/7/2017 Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) is clear that it makes projections about the future, not predictions. Its projections are the outcomes of “various combinations of selected assumptions about future change in the dynamics of population change.” We can … Continue reading

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Implications of an Ageing Population – the view from 1982

Judith Davey 11/08/2017 In another of my nostalgic moments, trying to winnow down my mountain of paper, I came across notes from a seminar in 1982.  This was a report-back by the New Zealand delegates from the World Assembly in … Continue reading

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