A general dynamic model of 19th century US population change

Morton Owen Schapiro*

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The pattern of rural population growth in 23 northern states during the period 1790 to 1900 is examined using a general dynamic approach. The relationship between fertility, migration and population growth is analysed within a single settlement model and a control solution is produced which demonstrates that fertility and migration behaviour reacted to changes in land availability, eventually leading to population stability in rural areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-356
Number of pages10
JournalEconomic Modelling
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1985


  • Dynamic model
  • Rural population growth
  • USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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