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Childhood mortality
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The concept of childhood mortality is often defined as the number of child deaths (between the first and fifth year of life, or the twelfth to 59th month of life) per year per thousand children in the specified age group. However, the age parameters are handled differently from statistic to statistic. While one statistical report might take into account children from birth to the fifth year of life, others may include all children from the ages of two to ten, or even fifteen. It is, at least, s…

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Vögele, Jörg, “Childhood mortality”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_022117>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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