Aggregation and Decomposition in Population Projection

Rogers A (1976). Aggregation and Decomposition in Population Projection. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-76-011

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Abstract

During the past two decades social scientists have come to model dynamic socioeconomic systems of growing size and and complexity. Despite a heavy reliance on ever more sophisticated high-speed digital computers, however, computer capacity for handling such systems has not kept pace with the growing demands for more detailed information. Consequently, it is becoming ever more important to identify those aspects of a system which permit one to deal with parts of it independently from the rest or to treat relationships among particular subsystems as though they were independent of the relationships within those subsystems. These questions are, respectively, those of aggregation and decomposition, and their application toward "shrinking" large-scale population projection models is the focus of this paper.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 19:14
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/673

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