Statistical Demography

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Assessing Mortality Deceleration

Jutta Gampe, Marie Böhnstedt; in Collaboration with Nadine Ouellette (French National Institute for Demographic Studies, Paris, France)

The deceleration of death rates at high ages due to selection in heterogeneous cohorts is well-established, but has been repeatedly contested empirically because standard techniques tend to favor models without deceleration. This project evaluates alternative statistical strategies to assess mortality deceleration.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Ageing, Mortality and Longevity, Statistics and Mathematics


Böhnstedt, M.; Gampe, J.:
Statistics and Probability Letters 150, 68–73. (2019)
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