The development and use of demographic models.

  title={The development and use of demographic models.},
  author={Ansley J. Coale and James Trussell},
  journal={Population studies},
  volume={50 3},
In this review, we first examine two classical demographic models - conventional life tables and stable populations - and a modern generalization of stable population theory; we then discuss mathematical models of conception and birth. These models involve purely mathematical relations in formal demography as opposed to empirical regularities. Next we consider model age schedules of mortality, nuptialitiy, marital fertility, fertility, and migration that are explicitly based on such empirical… CONTINUE READING