Santow, Marjorie Gisela
The thesis falls naturally into two parts, with the first
being concerned with the construction and validation of a model
and the second with the use of the model as an experimental tool.
In the first part, comprising Chapters One to Four, an examination
of historical and contemporary models of population growth led to
the decision to study changes in fertility by means of a biological
microsimulation model. This model was tested against Hutterite data
after the reasons for using such a...[Show more]
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