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Statistical and historical analyses of nations which deviate from the size-density law.
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PMID:  7173473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examine nations which deviate significantly from the -2/3 size-density slope previously observed for the aggregated political subdivisions of 98 modern nations and previously derived from the theory of time-minimization. We correct Stephan's original list of deviant nations, demonstrate that all slopes more negative than -2/3 were due to the erroneous inclusion of cities in the original data sets, develop a theory to account for the less negative deviant slopes, and test the theory both through statistical manipulation of current data and through analysis of available historical data.
G E Stephan; D R McMullin; K H Stephan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Demography     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0070-3370     ISO Abbreviation:  Demography     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-02-25     Completed Date:  1983-02-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226703     Medline TA:  Demography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Population Density*
Population Dynamics*
Population Growth
Statistics as Topic

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