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A New Method for Calculating Lotka’s r — The Intrinsic Rate of Growth in a Stable Population

  • David P. Smith
  • Nathan Keyfitz
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Part of the Demographic Research Monographs book series (DEMOGRAPHIC)

Abstract

The determination of the intrinsic rate of increase in a stable population involves finding the real root r0 of the following integral equation:

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • David P. Smith
    • 1
  • Nathan Keyfitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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