Attractor

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Attractor

In non-linear dynamic series, an attractor defines the equilibrium level of the system. See: Point Attractor, Limit Cycle, and Strange Attractor.
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ik] be the probability that the process transits from transient state i, i =-3,-2,1,0,1,2,3 to absorbing state k, k=1,2,3,4:
ik], represents the probability of transiting from transient state i to absorbing state k.
Looking at the transition probabilities from one labour market status to another, however, it appears that inactivity has been an increasingly absorbing state for the entire working-age population, despite a renewed effort to curb the number of social benefits recipients in the Netherlands.
The (m - r) x r product matrix NR gives the probability of absorption in each of the absorbing states.
Both 'Unsold' and 'Sold' states are absorbing states (states that can be entered but not exited).