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A contribution to population dynamics in space
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
1987 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Population models are very often used and considered useful in the policy-making process and for planning purposes. In this research I have tried to illuminate the problem of analysing population evolution in space by using three models which cover a wide spectrum of complementary methodologies:

a The model

b A multiregional demographic model

c A synergetic model

Hotelling's work and Puu's later generalization have produced theoretical continuous models treating population growth and dispersal in a combined logistic growth and diffusion equation. The multiregional model is a discrete model based on the Markovian assumption which simulates the population evolution disaggregated by age and region. It is further assumed that this population is governed by a given pattern of growth and interregional mobility. The synergetic model is also a discrete model based on the Markovian assumption incorporating a probabilistic framework with causal structure. The quantitative description of the population dynamics is treated in terms of trend parameters, which are correlated in turn with demo-economic factors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 1987. , 225 p.
Umeå economic studies, ISSN 0348-1018 ; 179
Keyword [en]
Population growth, population age structure, migration, labour market, housing market, production function, stochastic differential equations, partial differential equations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-99835ISBN: 91-7174-320-0OAI: diva2:788282
Public defence
1988-03-11, Hörsal E, Humanisthuset, Umeå unviersitet, Umeå, 10:00

Diss. Umeå : Umeå universitet, 1988

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