Population Health


Trends in the Age Patterns of Mortality, Life Expectancy, and Life Disparity

Timothy Riffe, Alyson van Raalte, Mikko Myrskylä, Mathias Lerch, Pekka Martikainen, Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Dmitri A. Jdanov, Vladimir Canudas Romo; in Collaboration with José M. Aburto Flores (University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark)

While ever longer lives have come to be the norm, mortality change is not always distributed equally over ages or among populations. This project documents various aspects of disparities in length of life, including increases, stagnation, and setbacks in longevity.Detailed description

Research keywords: Ageing, Mortality and Longevity; Demographic Change; Health Care, Public Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology; Life Course; Internal Migration, Housing, Urbanisation


Lerch, M.; Oris, M.; Wanner, P.:
Population: English Edition 72:1, 93-122 (2017).
van Raalte, A. A.; Myrskylä, M.; Martikainen, P.:
Demographic Research 32:20, 589-620 (2015).