Journal of Population Economics

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 139–159 | Cite as

Complex demoeconomic dynamics

  • Richard H. Day
  • Kyoo-Hong Kim
  • Diane Macunovich


We show how various kinds of qualitative long run demoeconomic behavior depend on household preferences, productivity and the cost of childrearing. In particular, a dominant trend in growth can be interspersed with periods of fluctuation as slowly moving changes in productivity, preference and child care costs push nonlinearities past crucial bifurcation points. Moreover, nonperiodic, essentially unpredictable demoeconomic behavior is robust, thus suggesting a possible explanation for persistent and substantial errors in population forecasts.[/p]


Child Care Bifurcation Point Substantial Error Population Forecast Child Care Cost 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard H. Day
    • 1
  • Kyoo-Hong Kim
    • 2
  • Diane Macunovich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsBowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenUSA

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