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Article: Dissecting The Compression Of Mortality In Switzerland, 1876-2005

TitleDissecting The Compression Of Mortality In Switzerland, 1876-2005
Authors
KeywordsCompression of mortality
Typical longevity
Variability of adult life span
Issue Date2009
PublisherMax-Planck-Institut fuer Demografische Forschung. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.demographic-research.org
Citation
Demographic Research, 2009, v. 21, p. 569-598, article no. 19 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper aims to examine changes in common longevity and variability of the adult life span, and attempts to answer whether or not the compression of mortality continues in Switzerland in the years 1876-2005. The results show that the negative relationships between the large increase in the adult modal age at death, observed at least from the 1920s, and the decrease in the standard deviation of the ages at deaths occurring above it, illustrate a significant compression of adult mortality. Typical adult longevity increased by about 10% during the last fifty years in Switzerland, and adult heterogeneity in the age at death decreased in the same proportion. This analysis has not found any evidence suggesting that we are approaching longevity limits in term of modal or even maximum life spans. It ascertains a slowdown in the reduction of adult heterogeneity in longevity, already observed in Japan and other low mortality countries.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87813
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.221
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.904

 

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dc.contributor.authorCheung, KSLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorRobine, J-Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorPaccaud, Fen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMarazzi, Aen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:34:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:34:45Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationDemographic Research, 2009, v. 21, p. 569-598, article no. 19en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1435-9871en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87813-
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to examine changes in common longevity and variability of the adult life span, and attempts to answer whether or not the compression of mortality continues in Switzerland in the years 1876-2005. The results show that the negative relationships between the large increase in the adult modal age at death, observed at least from the 1920s, and the decrease in the standard deviation of the ages at deaths occurring above it, illustrate a significant compression of adult mortality. Typical adult longevity increased by about 10% during the last fifty years in Switzerland, and adult heterogeneity in the age at death decreased in the same proportion. This analysis has not found any evidence suggesting that we are approaching longevity limits in term of modal or even maximum life spans. It ascertains a slowdown in the reduction of adult heterogeneity in longevity, already observed in Japan and other low mortality countries.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherMax-Planck-Institut fuer Demografische Forschung. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.demographic-research.orgen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofDemographic Researchen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectCompression of mortality-
dc.subjectTypical longevity-
dc.subjectVariability of adult life span-
dc.titleDissecting The Compression Of Mortality In Switzerland, 1876-2005en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailCheung, KSL: cheungslk@hotmail.comen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.4054/DemRes.2009.21.19-
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dc.identifier.hkuros168310en_HK
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