Model Life Tables for Developing Countries

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This is Population Studies No. 77 for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Survivorship functions vary among countries and change differently during the universal process of mortality decline; these variations can be broadly classified in regional patterns. Age patterns of mortality in developing countries differ from those of historical European experience; moreover, the developing world is diverse. This publication describes the methodology and use of model life tables for estimating the national age pattern of mortality in a country when direct data is missing. The database of model life tables contained in the volume became an indispensable tool for many demographers. It is related to The concept of a stable population: application to the study of populations of countries with incomplete demographic statistics, Manual X and cluster Population Projections.
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United Nations
Population Trends
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New York
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Friday, 01 January 1982
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