Modelling the Long-Term Dynamics of Population Structures. the Reference Age Structure

Gustavo De Santis, University of Florence
Giambattista Salinari, University of Sassari

In this paper, we present and test the hypothesis that the age structure of any population in any period tends towards a specific shape, here called “reference age structure”, which is the age structure of the current stationary population. We explain why this happens, measure the force of the convergence, and discuss the theoretical and practical utility of the notion.

Presented in Poster Session 2