The Insurance Cyclopaedia

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General Books LLC, 2012 - 592 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...nearly 88,000; 3600 per hour, 60 per minute, and thus every second would carry into eternity one human life from one part of the world or another. But reproduction asserts its superior power; for, on calculating the probable ann. births on the globe, the result shows that whereas 60 persons die per minute, 70 children are bom, and thus the increase of the pop. is kept up.--Lancet, 1867. The excess of births over deaths in the U.K. is now more than 1000 per day. In England it is above 250,000 a year; in Scotland, above 40,000; in Ireland it is estimated at nearly 70,000. Our great store-house of modern information on all subjects connected with the births, marriages, and deaths of our pop., and not only of our own pop., but incidentally of many other pop., consists of the ann. reports of our Reg.-Gen.--supplemented as they are decennially by the reports of the Commissioners of the Census. It is impossible to speak too highly of these several productions, or of him under whose actual (as distinguished from nominal) direction they are--we mean Dr. Farr, and with him we always associate, although we do not always name, his talented staff of assistants. Since these reports have become what they are, we have had little occasion to look beyond them for information. We propose to complete this paper mainly by their aid. The number of births regis-, and the ann. birth-rate to 1000 of pop. respectively, in each of twelve large towns of the U.K. in the year 1867, was as follows: Bristol, 6004 and 36 4; Birmingham, 13,029 and 38 0; Liverpool, 19,561 and 39'9; Manchester, 13,365 and 37 0; Salford, 4517 and 39-4; Sheffield, 9296 and 41 '3; Leeds, 10,254 and 44-3; Hull, 4142 and 389; Newcastle-on-Tyne, 4815 and 387; Edinburgh, 6422 and 3j'6; Glasgow, 18,322 and...

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