A statistical approach to religious practices

In an effort to measure multiplicity and variability of religious practices, an international group of researchers analysed longitudinal data collected over 25 years on a rural population of southeastern Mali, focusing on sequences of religious affiliation lasting at least three months. They have found that most individuals become affiliated with several different religions over a lifetime and change religions frequently.

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An interactive system for comparing countries, mapping curves and viewing change in the population pyramid


Life expectancy in low- and middle-income countries

In this article from the latest issue of Population, Dominique Tabutin and Bruno Masquelier assess trends in child (under 5) and adult (aged 15-60) mortality from 1990 to 2015 in 109 low- and medium-income countries of over one million inhabitants.

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