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Method of extinct generations

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Method of extinct generations  (METHOD of extinct generations)

A method of computing life table functions (431-2) which is frequently employed in demography is based upon the Lexis diagram1 in which every individual is represented by a life line2 which begins at birth and ends in the point of death3. This method makes use of a combined classification of deaths by age at death and year of birth. A method has recently been put forward to study mortality (401-1) at very advanced ages and has been called the method of extinct generations4.