MPIDR Technical Report

hmddata - a Stata module to access and work with data from the Human Mortality Database

Schneider, D. C.

MPIDR Technical Report TR-2017-001, 11 pages (June 2017).
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Revised July 2018


Assembling a data set for a particular research question from the Human Mortality Database (HMD) can be cumbersome. Different tools exist for facilitating this task in R. This report describes a Stata add-on module, called "hmddata", that facilitates importing and working with HMD data in Stata. It can import almost all of HMD statistics in an easy and flexible manner. It can also be used to accomplish common data tasks, and allows for the easy creation of tables and graphs.