The impact of advances in medicine on the biometric analysis of infant mortality.

@article{London1993TheIO,
  title={The impact of advances in medicine on the biometric analysis of infant mortality.},
  author={Andrew S London},
  journal={Social biology},
  year={1993},
  volume={40 3-4},
  pages={
          260-82
        }
}
Bourgeois-Pichat's biometric model was developed as a method to decompose infant mortality into endogenous and exogenous components. The model assumes that no endogenous deaths occur after the first month of life. This paper uses data for the United States to examine the hypothesis that recent advances in medicine extend endogenous mortality past the first month of life. The biometric model is found consistently to underestimate the endogenous infant mortality rate and to overestimate the… CONTINUE READING

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