Accession Number : AD0658010

Title :   IS THERE A LONG-RUN TREND TOWARD CONCENTRATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Russett,Bruce M.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Evidence available as to trends in the distribution of nations by population size is examined. The data include information on the 'birth' and 'death' of nations of various sizes, population growth rates, and static data for the distribution of nations by size at particular points in time and from which we can test some inferences about random processes that might have generated those distributions. To anticipate, the available data are ambiguous but at least there is no good evidence that the distribution is changing or that there are forces at work which are notably increasing or weakening the degree of concentration.

Descriptors :   (*POPULATION, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS), POLITICAL SCIENCE, RANDOM VARIABLES, DETERMINANTS(MATHEMATICS), STATISTICAL TESTS, CURVE FITTING, PREDICTIONS, STABILITY, UNITED NATIONS

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE