Research Group

Lifespan Inequalities

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Monitoring Lifespan Inequality

Alyson van Raalte, Rosie Seaman, Marília R. Nepomuceno, Viorela Diaconu, Enrique Acosta, Jiaxin Shi, Jose Manuel Aburto Flores (MPIDR / University of Southern Denmark (funded by SDU); in Collaboration with Pekka Martikainen, Andreas Höhn, Timothy Riffe (all: 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, Australia), Cassio Turra (Federal University of Minas Gerais, 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:

Ageing, Mortality and Longevity, Projections and Forecasting

Region keywords:

OECD countries


Acosta, E.; Gagnon, A.; Ouellette, N.; Bourbeau, R. R.; Nepomuceno, M. R.; van Raalte, A. A.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2020-003. (2020)    
Gagnon, A.; Acosta, E.; Miller, M. S.:
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 1–12. (2020)
Riffe, T.; Aburto, J. M.:
Demographic Research 42:24, 713–726. (2020)    
Seaman, R. J.; Höhn, A.; Lindahl-Jacobsen, R.; Martikainen, P.; van Raalte, A. A.; Christensen, K.:
European Journal of Epidemiology. (2020)    
van Raalte, A. A.; Klüsener, S.; Oksuzyan, A.; Grigoriev, P.:
International Journal of Epidemiology Online First, 1–11. (2020)    
van Raalte, A. A.; Nepomuceno, M. R.:
In: International handbook of health expectancies, 107–122. Cham: Springer. (2020)
van Raalte, A. A.; Seaman, R. J.:
In: Encyclopedia of Biomedical Gerontology. Elsevier. (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, e1–e7. (2019)    
Acosta, E.; Hallman, S. A.; Dillon, L. Y.; Ouellette, N.; Bourbeau, R. R.; Herring, D. A.; Inwood, K.; Earn, D. J. D.; Madrenas, J.; Miller, M. S.; Gagnon, A.:
Demography 56:5, 1723–1746. (2019)    
Acosta, E.; van Raalte, A. A.:
Demographic Research 41:42, 1205–1234. (2019)    
García, J.; Aburto, J. M.:
International Journal of Epidemiology, 1–9. (2019)    
Nepomuceno, M. R.; Turra, C. M.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2019-015. (2019)    
Seaman, R. J.; Riffe, T.; Leyland, A. H.; Popham , F.; van Raalte, A. A.:
Social Science and Medicine 230, 147–157. (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)    
Gagnon, A.; Acosta, E.; Miller, M. S.:
Vaccine 36:42, 6249–6252. (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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