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Kannisto-Thatcher Database on Old-Age Mortality

James W. Vaupel, Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Dmitri A. Jdanov

The Kannisto-Thatcher Database on Old-Age Mortality describes mortality and populations at ages 80 and older. It includes detailed data on deaths and population estimates for more than 30 countries. An online toolkit has been developed to enable analyses across different countries or aggregates of countries.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Ageing, Mortality and Longevity, Data and Surveys, Historical Demography, Statistics and Mathematics

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Jdanov, D. A.; Jasilionis, D.; Soroko, E. L.; Rau, R.; Vaupel, J. W.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2008-013. (2008)
Rau, R.; Soroko, E. L.; Jasilionis, D.; Vaupel, J. W.:
Population and Development Review 34:4, 747–768. (2008)
Rau, R.; Soroko, E. L.; Jasilionis, D.; Vaupel, J. W.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2006-033. (2006)
Vaupel, J. W.; Rau, R.; Jasilionis, D.:
Biochimica Clinica 30:S1, S4–S5. (2006)
Jdanov, D. A.; Scholz, R. D.; Shkolnikov, V. M.:
Demographic Research 13:14, 335–362. (2005)
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.