An Interpretation of the Decline of Mortality in England and Wales during the Twentieth Century

National mortality statistics were analysed to assess the contribution made by different causes of death to the decline of mortality between 1901 and 1971. Reduced mortality from infectious diseases accounted for about three-quarters of the decrease. The main influence was considered to be improved...

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Published in:Population studies : a quarterly journal of demography, Vol. 29, No. 3 (1975), p. 391-422
Main Author: McKeown, Thomas
Other Involved Persons: Record, R. G. ; Turner, R. D.
Format: electronic Article
Language:English
ISSN:0032-4728
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.2307/2173935
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