Introduction to Demography

Introduction to Demography

Introduction to Demography

Introduction to Demography

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Demography, or the study of population, is one of the fundamental subjects of professional interest to the actuary. Its methods and concepts spring from the same sources as those employed by the actuary in the insurance business. Many of its techniques provide valuable tools for the actuary not directly engaged in demographic studies, who will often find them applicable to insurance company experience, to pension problems, and in other connections.

The Society of Actuaries has for some time felt the need of a new text on this subject, suitable for the student striving to meet the examination requirements for admission to membership and useful at the same time to the practicing actuary. To this end, the Society, through its Education and Examination Committee, asked Mr. Mortimer Spiegelman to undertake the work in consultation with Mr. Bert A. Winter, then Chairman for Education. The present volume resulted.

Mr. Spiegelman has brought to this endeavor a wealth of background from the field of population statistics, a keen appreciation of the technical aspects of his subject, and an ability to maintain rigor of scientific approach without any sacrifice of lucidity. The Board of Governors and the Education and Examination Committee of the Society appreciate deeply the amount of effort Mr. Spiegelman has so generously devoted to his task.

WALTER KLEM MORTON D. MILLER President General Chairman Society of Actuaries Education and Examination Committee

CHARLES A. SPOERL Chairman Advisory Committee . . .

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