Modeling Multigroup Populations

  • Robert Schoen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Life Tables and Stable Populations

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  3. Multistate Population Models

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      Pages 61-61
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  4. Two-Sex Population Models

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      Pages 117-117
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 241-308

About this book


This book deals with models that can capture the behavior of individuals and groups over time. Organizationally, it is divided into three parts. Part I discusses the basic, decrement-only, life table and its associated stable population. Part II examines multistate (or increment-decrement) models and provides the first comprehensive treatment of those extremely flexible and useful life table models. Part III looks at "two-sex" models, which simultaneously incorporate the marriage or fertility behavior of males and females. Those models are explored more fully and completely here than has been the case to date, and the importance of including the experience of both sexes is demonstrated analytically as weil as empirically. In sum, this book considers a broad range of population models with a view to showing that such models can be eminently calculable, clearly interpretable, and analytically valuable for the study of many kinds of social behavior. Four appendixes have been added to make the book more usable. Appendix A provides abrief introduction to calculus and matrix algebra so that readers can understand, though not necessarily derive, the equations presented. Appendix B provides an index of the principal symbols used. Appendix C gives the answers to the exercises found at the end of each chapter. Those exercises should be seen as an extension of the text, and are intended to inform as weil as to challenge.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Schoen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-2057-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2055-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6784
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