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The Spatial Reproductive Value and the Spatial Momentum of Zero Population Growth


  • A Rogers
  • F Willekens


This paper develops the concept of spatial reproductive value and illustrates how such a notion may be used to trace out quantitatively the geographical impacts of a sudden reduction in fertility to bare replacement level. Such a reduction does not immediately produce zero population growth in populations that previously experienced high birthrates. The built-in momentum for continued growth and its spatial dimension may be assessed with the aid of spatial reproductive values.

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  • A Rogers & F Willekens, 1978. "The Spatial Reproductive Value and the Spatial Momentum of Zero Population Growth," Environment and Planning A, , vol. 10(5), pages 503-518, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:envira:v:10:y:1978:i:5:p:503-518

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    1. Dalkhat M Ediev & Mustafa Murat Yüceşahin, 2016. "Contribution of migration to replacement of population in Turkey," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 13(3), pages 377-392, September.
    2. David N. Koons & Randall Holmes & James B. Grand, 2006. "Population inertia and its sensitivity to changes in vital rates or initial conditions," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2006-040, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
    3. Robert Schoen, 2002. "On the Impact of Spatial Momentum," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 6(3), pages 49-66, January.

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