Sensitivity Analysis

Willekens, F. (1976). Sensitivity Analysis. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-76-049


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This paper studies the impact on major population characteristics of changes in structural demographic parameters. The parameters considered are age-specific fertility, mortality and migration rates. Applying the technique of matrix differentiation, sensitivity functions are derived which link changes in important multiregional demographic statistics, such as life-table statistics and population growth and stable population characteristics, to changes in age-specific rates. In addition it is shown how the discrete and continuous models of population growth may be reconciled.

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: 27 Aug 2021 17:08

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