Farr reckoned this to be, in the case of unskilled English emigrants, about 1 75.
Marriage and child-bearing, in the first place, are operative amongst a fraction of the population only - those of conceptive age; whereas to the Urn of Death, as Dr Farr expressed it, all ages are called upon to contribute in their differing degrees.
A train of events is set in motion that requires Farr to "come out" or face the consequences.
Mr Farr, Watson Wyatt, is an experienced senior actuary for some of the largest pension schemes in the UK.
Nigel Farr and Paul Clark managed 17 bream between them and bits when they fished the area in front of the island.