Research Group

Lifespan Inequalities

At a Glance Projects Publications Team


Monitoring Lifespan Inequality

Alyson van Raalte, Rosie Seaman, Marília R. Nepomuceno, Viorela Diaconu, Enrique Acosta, Jiaxin Shi, Jose Manuel Aburto (MPIDR / University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark); in Collaboration with Pekka Martikainen (University of Helsinki, Finland), Andreas Höhn, Timothy Riffe (both: MPIDR), Isaac Sasson (Tel Aviv University, Israel), Johan Mackenbach, Wilma Nusselder, José Rubio Valverde (all: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands), Alastair Leyland, Frank Popham (both: University of Glasgow, United Kingdom), Vladimir Canudas Romo, Qi Cui (both: Australian National University, Canberra, Australia), Cassio Turra (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Hal Caswell (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Lifespan inequality is a metric of variation in age at death representing the individual-level uncertainty in the timing of death or the population-level heterogeneity in survival. We investigate the development of lifespan inequality over period, cohort, countries, and subnational groups.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Aging, Mortality and Longevity, Projections and Forecasting

Region keywords:

OECD countries


Permanyer, I.; Shi, J.:
Genus 78:2, 1–29. (2022)    
van Raalte, A. A.:
In: The Routledge handbook of contemporary inequalities and the life course, 124–135. London: Routledge. forthcoming. (2022)
Nepomuceno, M. R.; Cui, Q.; van Raalte, A. A.; Aburto, J. M.; Canudas-Romo, V.:
Demography, 1–20. (2021)    
Shi, J.; Tarkiainen, L.; Martikainen, P.; van Raalte, A. A.:
SSM-Population Health 15, 1–25. (2021)    
van Raalte, A. A.:
Population Studies 75:Suppl. 1, 105–132. (2021)    
van Raalte, A. A.:
Science 372:6544, 799–799. (2021)
Bergeron Boucher, M.-P.; Aburto, J. M.; van Raalte, A. A.:
BMJ Global Health. forthcoming. (2020)    
Riffe, T.; Nepomuceno, M. R.; Basellini, U.:
In: Encyclopedia of gerontology and population aging. Cham: Springer International Publishing. (2020)
Seaman, R. J.; Höhn, A.; Lindahl-Jacobsen, R.; Martikainen, P.; van Raalte, A. A.; Christensen, K.:
European Journal of Epidemiology 35:5, 381–388. (2020)    
van Raalte, A. A.; Klüsener, S.; Oksuzyan, A.; Grigoriev, P.:
International Journal of Epidemiology 49:2, 486–496. (2020)    
van Raalte, A. A.; Nepomuceno, M. R.:
In: International handbook of health expectancies, 107–122. Cham: Springer. (2020)
Aburto, J. M.; Alvarez Martinez, J. A.; Villavicencio, F.; Vaupel, J. W.:
Demographic Research 41:4, 83–102. (2019)    
Aburto, J. M.; Beltrán-Sánchez, H.:
American Journal of Public Health 109:3, 483–489. (2019)    
García, J.; Aburto, J. M.:
International Journal of Epidemiology 48:5, 1593–1601. (2019)    
Nepomuceno, M. R.; Canudas-Romo, V.:
Population: English Edition 74:3, 281–302. (2019)
Nepomuceno, M. R.; Turra, C. M.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2019-015. (2019)    
Seaman, R. J.; Riffe, T.; Caswell, H.:
BMJ Open 9:3, e024952–e024952. (2019)    
Seaman, R. J.; Riffe, T.; Leyland, A. H.; Popham , F.; van Raalte, A. A.:
Social Science and Medicine 230, 147–157. (2019)    
van Raalte, A. A.; Seaman, R. J.:
In: Encyclopedia of biomedical gerontology, 239–246. San Diego: Academic Press. (2019)
Aburto, J. M.; van Raalte, A. A.:
Demography 55:6, 2071–2096. (2018)    
Aburto, J. M.; Wensink, M. J.; van Raalte, A. A.; Lindahl-Jacobsen, R.:
BMC Public Health 18:831, 1–9. (2018)    
van Raalte, A. A.:
In: Jahrbuch der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 2018. München: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (2018)    
van Raalte, A. A.; Sasson, I.; Martikainen, P.:
Science 362:6418, 1002–1004. (2018)    
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