volume 10, issue 4, P833-877 2004
DOI: 10.1017/s1357321700002762
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R. C. Willets

Abstract: ABSTRACTThe purpose of the report is to achieve a greater understanding of the United Kingdom ‘cohort effect’ by exploring research in other fields and analysing population mortality data by cause of death in more detail. The ‘cohort effect’ in this context is the observed phenomenon that people born in the U.K. between 1925 and 1945 (centred on the generation born in 1931) have experienced more rapid improvement in mortality than generations born either side of this period.In a Continuous Mortality Investigat…

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