Population Health

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Methods in Formal Demography and Demographic Timekeeping

Timothy Riffe; in Collaboration with Jonas Schöley, Francisco Villavicencio (both: Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging / University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark), Nicolas Brouard (Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, France)

Fundamental research in this project applies time-to-death as a structural measure to rethink and extend the most important models, instruments, and frameworks of demography: the age-structured population renewal model, the life table, and the Lexis diagram.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Ageing, Mortality and Longevity, Demographic Change, Life Course, Statistics and Mathematics


Riffe, T.; Schöley, J.; Villavicencio, F.:
Genus 73:7. (2017)
Villavicencio, F.; Riffe, T.:
Demographic Research 35:14, 381–398. (2016)
Riffe, T.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2015-007. (2015)
Riffe, T.; Schöley, J.; Villavicencio, F.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2015-008. (2015)
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.