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CHANGING MORTALITY DISTRIBUTION IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES FROM 1970 TO 2010: LOOKING AT AVERAGES AND BEYOND THEM

mortality distribution. Increasing divergence in the mean length of life across the countries is due to growing distance of the countries below the median, mainly the post-communist ones, to the upper half. The comparisons of the within-country distributions of ages at death by means of the Kullback-Leibler divergence provides similar results. However, poverty and inequality indices calculated at this level yield opposite conclusions. Hence, most of the between-country variation might be attributed to

Adam Szulc

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 3, 467–496

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