Volume 21 - Article 25 | Pages 759-764

The metastable birth trajectory

By Robert Schoen

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Date received:23 Dec 2008
Date published:18 Nov 2009
Word count:1319
Keywords:dynamic population models, metastable population, quadratic exponential trajectory, stable population
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2009.21.25
Weblink:All publications in the ongoing Special Collection 8 "Formal Relationships" can be found at http://www.demographic-research.org/special/8/
 

Abstract

The metastable model generalizes the stable population model by allowing net maternity to change exponentially over age and time. As a result, the metastable model generates an exponentially quadratic birth trajectory, which is characterized by a constant proportion of births by age of mother. The metastable model is well suited to analyzing steady fertility declines and transitions between two regimes of fixed vital rates.

Author's Affiliation

Robert Schoen - Pennsylvania State University, United States of America [Email]

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