A Simple Method of Measuring the Increase of Life Expectancy When a Fixed Percent of Deaths from Certain Causes are Eliminated

Nanjo Z (1980). A Simple Method of Measuring the Increase of Life Expectancy When a Fixed Percent of Deaths from Certain Causes are Eliminated. IIASA Collaborative Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: CP-80-035

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Abstract

The effect that one type of medical improvement will have on life expectancies is often computed using a life table. In classical methods, such as Greville's, the increase in life expectancy has been dealt with by assuming that deaths from a particular cause have been eradicated. Keyfitz derived a parameter that measures the increase in life expectancy by a marginal reduction in any cause of death. The parameter is additive in several causes and useful for various studies of causes of death.

This paper is a generalization of Keyfitz's idea and deals with a case where some percent of the deaths from a particular cause are eliminated, not necessarily uniformly in all age intervals.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Collaborative Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:48
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2016 06:34
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1475

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