Methodological issues in the measurement of inequality of death
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Published by School of Economic and Financial Studies, Macquarie University in [Sydney] .
Written in English


  • Mortality -- Statistical methods.

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Edition Notes

StatementJ.H. Pollard.
SeriesResearch paper / School of Economic and Financial Studies, Macquarie University ;, no. 214, Research paper (Macquarie University. School of Economic and Financial Studies) ;, no. 214.
LC ClassificationsHB1321 .P64 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. ;
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3879591M
ISBN 100858374250
LC Control Number81205200

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