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within the 50 years that experience handed considering that Alfred Latka's demise in 1949 his place because the father of mathematical demography has been safe. together with his first demographic papers in 1907 and 1911 (the latter co­ authored with F. R. Sharpe) he laid the principles for good inhabitants thought, and over the subsequent a long time either principally accomplished it and located handy mathematical approximations that gave it functional applica­ tions. considering his time, the sector has moved in numerous instructions he didn't foresee, yet mostly it really is nonetheless his. regardless of Latka's stature, even though, the reader nonetheless must hunt throughout the previous journals to find his primary works. As but no exten­ sive collections of his papers are in print, and for his half he by no means as­ sembled his contributions right into a unmarried quantity in English. He did so in French, within the half Theorie Analytique des institutions Biologiques (1934, 1939). Drawing on his components of actual Biology (1925) and such a lot of his mathematical papers, Latka provided French readers insights into his organic suggestion and a concise and mathematically available precis of what he known as fresh contributions in demographic analy­ sis. we might be actual in additionally calling it Latka's contributions in demographic analysis.

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