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Medical humanities

Daniel Grace | 18 July 2014 | Socio Legal Studies | Journal issue

'criminalising contagion': special section of medical humanities (bmj group journals), guest edited by dr hannah quirk

Decomposing and recomposing the population pyramid by remaining years of life

Tim Riffe | 01 May 2014 | Demography | Conference paper/presentation

In this paper we interest ourselves with the visual inspection of the decomposition-recomposition of the population age pyramid. In particular, we look how remaining lifetimes are distributed over age and how chronological age is distributed over rem ...

Population aging: how should it be measured?

Jeroen Spijker | 01 May 2014 | Demography | Conference paper/presentation

The standard indicator of population aging is the old-age dependency ratio (oadr). Despite lower levels in the us than in other high-income countries its continuous increase has increased policy makers’ concern. However, the oadr is not ‘fit for purp ...

Why the high level panel of experts should promote cash transfers and fatherhood

Julian May | 30 April 2014 | Demography | Dissemination / Communication

Presentation to the high level panel of experts on food security and nutrition of the committee on world food security (cfs). The cfs is an intergovernmental body that serves as the forum in the united nations system for review and follow-up of polic ...

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