The verification of data in historical demography.

  title={The verification of data in historical demography.},
  author={Lauren Henry},
  journal={Population studies},
  volume={22 1},
Abstract In all scientific studies care must be taken to work on data which are correct and hence to make sure of the quality of the observations. In the field of historical demography there is need for extra care. The data were collected a long time ago in circumstances which were sometimes good, sometimes bad, but often little known. Statisticians are, moreover, on a priori grounds, rather inclined to be more suspicious of observations made in the past than of those which are made currently… CONTINUE READING

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