Does demography need differential equations?
papers. This is surprising, since the equations bear the name of A. J. Lotka, one of the acknowledged founders of modern demography. This relative neglect is unfortunate, since a central fact about the human species is that we are deeply implicated in nature as both predator and prey. Possible explanations for
this situation are discussed, including a general neglect of systematic theory, and of differential equations, a branch of mathematics especially suited to the statement and exploration of theories of demographic processes.
- There are currently no refbacks.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Canadian Studies in Population | E-ISSN 1927-629X
Copyright © Canadian Population Society