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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, Viorela Diaconu; in Collaboration with José M. Aburto Flores (University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark), Vladimir Canudas Romo (Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging / University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark), Shiro Horiuchi (City University of New York (CUNY), USA), Nadine Ouellette (Université de Montréal, Canada)

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, Internal Migration, Housing, Urbanisation, Life Course


Riffe, T.; Aburto, J. M.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2019-001. (2019)
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)
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