Fun with Gompertz

John H. Pollard

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The author examines Gompertz's law of mortality and describes approximations and shortcuts in calculations made using the law. The usefulness of these formulas for the demographer is noted. The formulas are illustrated using data for the Federal Republic of Germany and Yugoslavia.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
JournalGenus
Volume47
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1991

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Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Law
mortality
Federal Republic of Germany

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Pollard, J. H. (1991). Fun with Gompertz. Genus, 47(1-2), 1-20.
Pollard, John H. / Fun with Gompertz. In: Genus. 1991 ; Vol. 47, No. 1-2. pp. 1-20.
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