Targetting Lifesaving: Demographic Linkages Between Population Structure and Life Expectancy

Vaupel JW & Yashin AI (1985). Targetting Lifesaving: Demographic Linkages Between Population Structure and Life Expectancy. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-85-078

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Abstract

A computer-assisted mathematical modeling method that emphasizes the interaction between analysts and computers is presented. It combines algebraic and graph-theoretic approaches to extract a trade-off between human mental models and models based on the use of data collected from the system under study. The method is oriented to the modeling of the so-called "gray box" systems which often involve human behavioral aspects and also knowledge of the experts in relevant fields. By recursive dialogues with the computer, the modeler finds a system model which can be nonlinear with respect to descriptive variables. The structure of the computer program packages is also presented.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:55
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 17:16
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2625

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