Monograph

How long do we live? Demographic models and reflections on tempo effects

Barbi, E., Bongaarts, J., Vaupel, J. W. (Eds.)
TitleDemographic Research Monographs 05
XIII, 284 pages. Berlin [et al.], Springer (2008)

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Foreword

Contents

How long do we live? Demographic models and reflections on tempo effects: An introduction
Elisabetta Barbi

I. Theoretical basis for the mortality tempo effect

Estimating mean lifetime
John Bongaarts, Griffith Feeney

The quantum and tempo of life-cycle events
John Bongaarts, Griffith Feeney

II.Critiques, extensions and applications of the mortality tempo effect

Demographic translation and tempo effects: An accelerated failure time perspective
Germán Rodríguez

Lifesaving, lifetimes and lifetables
James W. Vaupel

Tempo and its tribulations
Kenneth W. Wachter

Tempo effects in mortality: An appraisal
Michel Guillot

Increments to life and mortality tempo
Griffith Feeney

Mortality tempo versus removal of causes of mortality: Opposite views leading to different estimations of life expectancy
Hervé Le Bras

Tempo effect on age-specific death rates
Shiro Horiuchi

Mortality tempo-adjustment: Theoretical considerations and an empirical application
Marc Luy

III. Comparison of period and cohort measures of longevity

Five period measures of longevity
John Bongaarts

Found in translation? A cohort perspective on tempo-adjusted life expectancy
Joshua R. Goldstein

IV. Conclusions

Afterthoughts on the mortality tempo effect
John Bongaarts, Griffith Feeney

Turbulence in lifetables: Demonstration by four simple examples
James W. Vaupel

Appendix

Two proofs of a recent formula by Griffith Feeney
Jutta Gampe, Anatoli Yashin

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