Demographic Metabolism: A Predictive Theory of Socio-economic Change

Lutz W (2013). Demographic Metabolism: A Predictive Theory of Socio-economic Change. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RP-13-001. Reprinted from Population and Development Review; 38(S1):283-301 (February 2013)

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Abstract

This essay introduces a general theory of how societies change as a consequence of the changing composition of their members with respect to certain relevant and measurable characteristics. These characteristics can either change over the life course of individuals or from one generation to the next. While the former changes can be analytically identified and described by certain age- and duration-specific transition schedules, the latter changes resulting from cohort replacement can be modeled and projected using standard models of population dynamics.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Population and Development Review; 38(S1):283-301 (February 2013)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:50
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 07:07
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10756

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