Spatial Population Dynamics: Location Without Age



The evolution of a single regional population necessarily treats the contribution of migration as a net total. But there is no person who is a net migrant, and uniregional specifications therefore may be misspecified. To treat migration as a probability of transition from a particular origin to a particular destination necessarily involves at least two populations. This chapter sets out the simplest two-region model and illustrates how it may be used to answer an array of practical applications.


Origin-destination migration rates Urbanization Spatial population projections Matrix population model 


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  1. 1.Institute of Behavioral ScienceUniversity of Colorado, BoulderBoulderUSA

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