The Kingdom of Denmark — A Demographic Example

  • John Impagliazzo
Part of the Biomathematics book series (BIOMATHEMATICS, volume 13)

Abstract

The three premises of classical stable theory of population (closure to migration, time independent age-specific birth and death rates), if staunchly upheld, would eliminate virtually every existing biological population as a subject for its use. One must concede, for example, that human population is exposed to migration, and that birth rates and death rates are not constant over time. In this light, one may erroneously conclude that stable theory, even in its classical sense, serves little or no purpose. This is far from true. It must be remembered that stable theory serves as a model for study of a given population, and not as an impeccable image of it. Viewed in this manner, the concepts and formulations of stable theory do have much to offer, both as a mathematical entity as well as an applicable tool to be used in population study.

Keywords

Migration Pyramid Lene Century Code 

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Notes for Chapter Eight

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Impagliazzo
    • 1
  1. 1.Nassau Community CollegeState University of New YorkGarden CityUSA

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