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Demographers and the Study of Mortality: Scope, Perspectives, and Theory

Caldwell, John


Demographers have for a long time adopted an empirical approach to the study of the levels and trends of mortality, fertility, and population size. They depend for their analyses on data, usually collected until recent times by government and often for other purposes. Modern demography had its origins in Britain in the second haft of the seventeenth century. The major focus of demographers has usually been on mortality, although fertility studies predominated in the 1960s and 1970s. Mortality...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences


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