LIMITING PROPERTIES OF POPULATION DISTRIBUTIONS WITH PARTICULAR APPLICATION TO MANPOWER PLANNING.

Mark Woodward

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Abstract

A model for predicting expected-value population distributions is developed, assuming that all movements are Markovian and time-homogeneous. Each individual is classified by the amount of time he has spent in the population and by which of a number of classes, of an unspecified nature, he inhabits. The limiting properties of the population distribution are derived, and, in particular, conditions for convergence to a stable distribution are given. Some discussion of the relevance of the theory to practical applications to given, primarily to manpower planning when recruitment occurs purely to maintain a specified overall population size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-30
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Applied Probability
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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