The Demographic Situation in France - Short paper
Do Populations Conform to the Law of Anomalous Numbers?
The “ﬁrst signiﬁcant digit” of a number is its leftmost non-zero digit. For example, the ﬁrst signiﬁcant digit of the number 325 is 3 and the ﬁrst signiﬁcant digit of 0.8732 is 8. It might be expected that the ﬁrst signiﬁcant digits of any given series of numbers, or of a set of numbers measuring any given phenomenon, are randomly distributed. (…)