Two-Sex Demographic Models
AbstractClassical stable population theory, the standard model of population age structure and growth, is ill suited to addressing many issues that concern economists and demographers because it is a "one-sex" theory. This paper investigates the existence, uniqueness, and dynamic stability of equilibrium in the birth matrix-mating rule model, a new model of age structure and growth for two-sex, monogamously mating, populations. The paper shows, by means of examples, that the birth matrix-mating rule model can have multiple nontrivial equilibria and establishes sufficient conditions for uniqueness. It generalizes a theorem of W. Brian Arthur to nonlinear systems and uses it to establish sufficient conditions for local dynamic stability. Copyright 1990 by University of Chicago Press.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics at the University of Washington in its series Discussion Papers in Economics at the University of Washington with number 90-07.
Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 1990
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