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Counting Nineteenth-Century Maternal Deaths: The Case of Tasmania

Kippen, Rebecca


The author considers three methods of counting maternal deaths, and hence of calculating maternal mortality levels, in the nineteenth century. The first method counts maternal deaths classified in contemporary statistical publications. The second method examines nineteenth-century death registers for records of maternal deaths. The third method identifies maternal deaths through family reconstitution. The author finds that each method, in isolation, leads to underestimating maternal mortality...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Historical Methods


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