Comparative Dynamics of Three Demographic Models of Urbanization

Ledent J (1980). Comparative Dynamics of Three Demographic Models of Urbanization. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-80-001

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Abstract

The purpose of this report is to examine the process of urbanization from an analytical point of view. Such an objective is performed by examining and comparing the dynamics of recently devised models of rural and urban population change. For each of the three models considered, the analysis is established on the basis of a simple differential equation -- describing the evolution of the urban to rural population ratio -- which is arrived at by combining the original differential equations describing the rural and urban populations. Our intention is not to test the validity of these alternative models but rather to use these models to facilitate the comprehension of the relationship between urbanization and its component factors at various stages of socioeconomic development.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:47
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 13:17
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1254

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