Decompression of period old-age mortality: When adjusted for bias, the variance in the ages at death shows compression

Ediev D (2013). Decompression of period old-age mortality: When adjusted for bias, the variance in the ages at death shows compression. Mathematical Population Studies 20 (3): 137-154. DOI:10.1080/08898480.2013.816218.

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Abstract

Formal derivations and empirical evidence, in the framework of Fries-Kannisto's hypothesis, show that the indicators of mortality compression based on age-at-death distribution, left-censored at a fixed old age, may be subject to a bias toward showing mortality decompression in the case of a mortality decline. The previously reported increasing variance in ages at death above fixed old ages in developed countries was mainly the effect of a mortality shift, not decompression. When adjusted for this bias, the indicators of variance in ages at death show a compression of period mortality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aging; Life expectancy; Longevity; Mortality; Mortality compression; Period mortality; Rectangularization; Senescence
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Bibliographic Reference: Mathematical Population Studies: An International Journal of Mathematical Demography; 20(3):137-154 (July 2013) (Published online 5 August 2013)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:48
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 10:16
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10362

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