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The concept of a stable population  application to the study of populations of countries with incomplete demographic statistics 

United Nations (1968). The concept of a stable population  application to the study of populations of countries with incomplete demographic statistics (United Nations Publications, Sales No. E.65.XIII.3).


This Manual concerns the application of the concept of a stable population to actual populations with unchanged fertility and constant or declining mortality. The methodology has important practical applications since it allows estimating, inter alia, such universally utilized indices as the net reproduction rate, the intrinsic rate of natural increase and the growth potential. The explanation involves the use of highly theoretical and mathematical notation and methods. The Manual is related to Mortality life tables for developing countries. 


Table of contents (181 KB) 
Introduction (345 KB) 
Chapter I. The concept of a stable population (762 KB) 
Chapter II. Malthusian populations with known mortality functions (subsets H(r)) (2088 KB) 
Chapter III. Malthusian populations with known mortality functions considered as the limit in a demographic evolution (536 KB) 
Chapter IV. Malthusian populations with known age distribution: subsets F (r) (910 KB) 
Chapter V. Processes of demographic evolution where the age distribution is invariable: semiMalthusian populations (311 KB) 
Chapter VI. Malthusian populations with known age distribution of deaths: the subsets G(r) and processes of demographic evolution with constant age distribution of deaths (348 KB) 
Chapter VII. The network of intermediate model stable populations (1569 KB) 
Chapter VIII. Deviating networks of model stable populations (1042 KB) 

Annexes (6027 KB) 

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