Formal Treatment of Aggregate Mortality Data

  • David P. Smith
  • Nathan Keyfitz
Part of the Demographic Research Monographs book series (DEMOGRAPHIC)


As an example of a population with a single source of variation, let us consider that of a fixed territory subject only to death. (One could consider birth as the alteration of condition, but it seems more natural to take the births as the absolute starting point of the elements). The proposed treatment is valid also for the presentation of any other kind of alteration of condition of those born.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • David P. Smith
    • 1
  • Nathan Keyfitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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