Social Consequences of Business Cycles

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CHAPTER IV
THE DEATH-RATE

A. The Trend

TABLE 21 presents the death-rate in Boston, month by month, from January, 1900, through December, 1921. These data are plotted in Chart 10. The first feature

which strikes one is the tremendous peak in October, 1918, which dominates the whole series. It is the tragic month of the influenza epidemic. The rate registered that month was 46.43. The recrudescence of the epidemic is shown on the Chart by the smaller peak in February,

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Introduction vii
  • Author's Preface xiii
  • Contents xv
  • List of Charts xvii
  • List of Tables xxi
  • Part One 1
  • Chapter I - Introductory 3
  • Chapter II - The Birth-Rate 9
  • Chapter III - The Stillbirth-Rate 38
  • Chapter IV - The Death-Rate 48
  • Chapter V - The Number of Marriages 65
  • Chapter VI - The Number of Divorce Libels 86
  • Chapter VII - Summary of Part One 105
  • Part Two 123
  • Chapter VIII - Cyclical Correlations 125
  • Chapter IX - Social Aspects of the Origin Of Business Cycles 167
  • Appendix 177
  • Index 199
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