An uncertainty principle in demography and the unisex issue.

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"The purpose of this article is to show that if many characteristics affect the mortality of individuals, there are intrinsic limits to the ability of demographers to answer two elementary questions:" whether the force of mortality in the last year was more or less severe in one country relative to that in a second, and whether an individual's chance of… (More)

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@article{Cohen1986AnUP, title={An uncertainty principle in demography and the unisex issue.}, author={Joanna E Cohen}, journal={The American statistician}, year={1986}, volume={40 1}, pages={32-9} }