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Assessing Mortality Deceleration

Jutta Gampe, Marie Böhnstedt, Nadine Ouellette

The deceleration of death rates at high ages due to selection in heterogeneous cohorts is well-established, but has been repeatedly contested empirically because standard techniques tend to favor models without deceleration. This project evaluates alternative statistical strategies to assess mortality deceleration.Detailed description

Research keywords: Ageing, Mortality and Longevity; Statistics and Mathematics

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