Statistical Demography

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Estimating Mortality Heterogeneity

Jutta Gampe, Timothy Riffe; in Collaboration with Paul Eilers (Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands), Philippe Lambert (University of Liège, Belgium), Adrien Remund (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Mortality is heterogeneous across the subgroups of a population. Estimating the underlying variability in mortality is of genuine interest in order to, for example, determine best-practice mortality. The naïve approach of picking the smallest observed death rate can lead to large fluctuations and zero mortality. A latent distribution approach can avoid these problems.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Ageing, Mortality and Longevity, Statistics and Mathematics

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.