Abridged Life Tables of Pakistan and Provinces by Sex, 1962

Muhammad Aslam, Sultan S. Hashmi, William Seltzer


Mortality in a population is measured by a number of
demographic indices such as the crude death rate, the infant mortality
rate, the age-specific death rate or the standardised death rate. Still
another more comprehensive method of portraying mortality conditions in
a population is by means of a life table. A life table as compared to
other mortality indices serves many useful purposes. For measuring
longevity of life, projecting current population into the future or
estimating incidence of widowhood and orphanhood, a life table is
essential. For comparison of expectation of life (or average duration of
life) at birth and after birth for various ages of different populations
the life table is also commonly used. Besides its utility in demographic
problems, still another important use of a life table is made by
actuaries in life insurance. The life table is also becoming an
important tool of investigation for problems of commerce and industry as
it enables one to describe the expectation of life of many nonhuman
populations. For detailed discussion of various kinds of life tables and
their uses, the reader is advised to refer to any one of many standard
reference works [6, Chapters 12 and 13].

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30541/v7i1pp.66-106


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