Some General Relationships in Population Dynamics

Arthur WB & Vaupel JW (1983). Some General Relationships in Population Dynamics. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-83-089


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Important recent research by Samuel Preston and Ansley Coale (1982) extends the Lotka system of stable population equations (Lotka 1939) to any population. Here we present an alternative general system and describe its duality with the Preston-Coale system: We derive these results by considering the calculus of change on the surface of population density defined over age and time. We show that analysis of this Lexis surface leads to all the known fundamental relationships of the dynamics of single-region human populations, as well as some interesting new relationships.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: System and Decision Sciences - Core (SDS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:53
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 10:16

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