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Trends in the Age Patterns of Morbidity and Mortality: Monitoring and New Methodological Approaches

Kieron Barclay, Timothy Riffe, Maarten Jacob Bijlsma, Alyson van Raalte, Jorge Cimentada, Sebastian Klüsener (Federal Institute for Population Research, Wiesbaden, Germany)

Morbidity and mortality present regular patterns of time variation, social gradients, and linear relationships between higher distributional moments. This project exploits novel signals in such patterns to improve the measurement, prediction, and evaluation of disease and mortality burdens.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Aging, Mortality and Longevity, Demographic Change, Health Care, Public Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology, Statistics and Mathematics


Cimentada, J.; Klüsener, S.; Riffe, T.:
Demographic Research 42:6, 149–164. (2020)    
Aburto, J. M.; Riffe, T.; Canudas Romo, V.:
BMJ Open 8:7, e022350–e022350. (2018)    
Cohen, J. E.; Bohk-Ewald, C.; Rau, R.:
Demographic Research 38:29, 773–842. (2018)    
Lerch, M.; Oris, M.:
In: Building bridges: scholars, history and historical demography; a Festschrift in honor of Professor Theo Engelen, 626–646. Nijmegen: Valkhof Pers. (2018)    
Remund, A.; Camarda, C. G.; Riffe, T.:
MPIDR Technical Report TR-2018-003. (2018)
Remund, A.; Camarda, C. G.; Riffe, T.:
Demography 55:3, 957–978. (2018)    
Riffe, T.; Chung, P. H.; Spijker, J.; MacInnes, J.:
Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 14:2016, 229–254. (2017)    
Riffe, T.; van Raalte, A. A.; Bijlsma, M. J.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2017-015. (2017)    
Riffe, T.; Chung, P. H.; Spijker, J.; MacInnes, J.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2015-003. (2015)    
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