Fun with Gompertz

Genus. 1991 Jan-Jun;47(1-2):1-20.


PIP: The author examines Gompertz's law of mortality and describes approximations and shortcuts in calculations made using the law. The usefulness of these formulas for the demographer is noted. The formulas are illustrated using data for the Federal Republic of Germany and Yugoslavia. (SUMMARY IN FRE AND ITA)

MeSH terms

  • Demography
  • Developed Countries
  • Europe
  • Germany, West
  • Methods*
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Mortality*
  • Population
  • Population Dynamics*
  • Research
  • Social Sciences
  • Statistics as Topic*
  • Yugoslavia