On the changing shape of the Australian mortality curve
Over the course of the twentieth century, mortality rates in Australia have shown substantial improvements at all ages. The improvements which have taken place at different ages, however, have not occurred at a uniform pace, and as a result, the shapes of the national mortality curves have varied over time. The most noticeable change for males has been the development of an ‘accident hump’ in the late teens and early twenties mid-century, the growth of this ‘hump’ in the 1960s and 1970s, and...[Show more]
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