replies to Rakesh, Wojtek, Charles, Chris Anarchism /Marxism debates

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at
Mon Aug 23 14:26:31 PDT 1999

Hi Kelley:
>for example:
>in 1870 only 37% of women born in 1870 survived to age 65. [surely the 63%
>can't be entirely explained by infant/child morality]
>in 1930 77% of women born in 1930 reached the age of 65.

Must be in part because the reduction in fertility reduced the deaths of women in childbirth, among other reasons. What percentage of improving life expectancy should be attributed to the reduction in fertility? Any data?


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