Uses of Stable Theory

  • Nathan Keyfitz
  • John A. Beekman
Part of the Problem Books in Mathematics book series (PBM)

Abstract

The problems of this chapter require no more apparatus than the stable age distribution expressed in terms of the birth rate b, the rate of increase r, and the probability l(x) of surviving from birth to age x. If these quantities are fixed over time the fraction of the population between age x and x + dx is be rx l(x) dx, a proposition due to Euler (1760). The population is supposed closed to migration.

Keywords

Life Table Stable Theory Stable Population Crude Death Rate Stable Population Theory 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan Keyfitz
    • 1
  • John A. Beekman
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Population StudiesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesBall State UniversityMuncieUSA

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