My name is Jennifer Lang. I am an actuary, working in financial services in Sydney, Australia. This blog brings actuarial thinking to a wider set of problems – but I’m afraid I can’t help analysing mortality statistics from time to time.

The posts (and comments) on this site are my own personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of any of my employers (past, present, or future).

For more about me, see my Unearthed post.

  8 comments for “About

  1. Graham Putt
    December 16, 2006 at 7:18 am

    Looking forward to reading this on my overseas travelss. please include cricket scores

  2. Ali
    March 3, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Hi.just now by an accident search I got familiar with your blog.
    I am a new student in Sydney and interested in Actarial Science.
    I hope to follow up your posts as are interesting for me. 🙂

  3. September 10, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Hi there,

    We’re spreading the word about our new title, ‘The Great Feminist Denial’, by Monica Dux and Zora Simic, and are keen to send you a complimentary copy for review purposes. Would be much appreciated if you can give me a postal address that I can send to.

    Many thanks,
    Monica Haynes
    Melbourne University Publishing

  4. November 14, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Here’s a story for you, Penguin Unearthed.

  5. Sean Parker
    February 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Glad to see you blogging again. I love your work.

  6. Graham
    November 11, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Jennifer,
    As a fellow cyclist, I think it is hard to gauge the numbers actively riding. I would also suspect this would be different to the numbers who think they are a cyclist.
    Cycling as a commuter is awesome and consumes time otherwise wasted on other modes of transport. Although, the destination needs to be set up for secure bike storage, showers, lockers, stable hours and a safe route.
    My theory on the cars vs bikes ‘war’ would abate significantly if everyone had a close friend or (extended) family member that rode on the road. Drivers would then project their concern based on being connected to the sport and subsequently take more care. SO, are you able to work out what this critical mass is?

  7. Russell Miles
    February 7, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Oh, I have some material on sucide and statistical trends. Both my father and middle son suicided so I have an interest in such. I also teach community workers and studied economics at one time. Anyway, most public presentations assert that the sucide is growing worse. It is certainly terrible in our family. But there have been fantastic improvements. Can I send you this material

  8. Gavin
    October 3, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Hello Jennifer,
    really interesting stats, very useful. I’m looking into the reasons parents change schools for their children, away from the pub v private debate. Can you believe it… no one on ERIC, A+ or Proquest has done any studies on the very simple question ‘why did you move schools?” Perhaps this might be an avenue for you to pursue?

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