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Famine, revolt, and the dynastic cycle: population dynamics in historic China.
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PMID:  12288504     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
"Historians have long noticed that population declines in ancient China often coincided with dynasty changes, and that most of these declines were the result of internecine wars which, in turn, were often initiated by famine or density pressure. Since the interactions between density pressure, internecine wars, and dynasty changes cannot be explained by the traditional age-specific density-dependent population structure, we propose to use a bandit/peasant/ruler occupation-specific population model to interpret the dynamic socio-economic transitions of ancient Chinese population, and provide econometric support to our model. We also highlight the rich dynamics of the composition of human population, a factor which was often neglected in previous research on general populations."
C Y Chu; R D Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of population economics     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0933-1433     ISO Abbreviation:  J Popul Econ     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-04     Completed Date:  1995-05-04     Revised Date:  2002-10-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101084221     Medline TA:  J Popul Econ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-78     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Conservation of Natural Resources
Developing Countries
Far East
Models, Theoretical*
Population Density*
Population Dynamics*

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