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Demography (1986) 23 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 1986
...Julie DaVanzo; Jean-Pierre Habicht Abstract Individual-level retrospective data from the Malaysian Family Life Survey are used to examine why the infant mortality rate (IMR) has declined rapidly in Malaysia since World War II. Substantial increases in mothers’ education and improvements in water...
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Published: 10 February 2017
Fig. 2 Average rate of mortality decline by adult age separately by levels of prevalence of Barker frailty More
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Demography (2013) 50 (6): 2037–2051.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Nan Li; Ronald Lee; Patrick Gerland Abstract In developed countries, mortality decline is decelerating at younger ages and accelerating at old ages, a phenomenon we call “rotation.” We expect that this rotation will also occur in developing countries as they attain high life expectancies...
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Published: 01 August 2013
Fig. 2 Age-specific average rates of mortality decline (Lee-Carter b ( x )) by five-year period plotted by age x for the 20 lowest-mortality populations based on 1950–2010 death rates. Mortality rates beyond age 110 were extended up to 130 years assuming that the death rates follow a logistic More
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Published: 01 August 2013
Fig. 3 Ultimate age pattern of mortality-decline rates ( b u ( x )) by five-year period plotted by age x for the 20 lowest-mortality populations More
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Published: 01 August 2013
Fig. 5 Age-specific rates of mortality decline of Japan for both sexes plotted by age x based on 1950–2010 death rates of the Lee-Carter (original b ( x )), Lee-Carter method extended with rotation ( B ( x , t )), the Lee-Carter method with robust rotation (LC_RR)), and the ultimate b ( x ) More
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Published: 01 August 2013
Fig. 8 Age-specific rates of mortality decline of the United States for both sexes plotted by age x based on 1950–2010 death rates of the Lee-Carter (original b ( x )), the Lee-Carter method extended with rotation ( B ( x , t )), and the ultimate b ( x ) More
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Demography (2011) 48 (2): 461–479.
Published: 26 April 2011
...Brian L. Rostron; John R. Wilmoth Abstract Declines in mortality rates for females at older ages in some developed countries, including the United States, have slowed in recent decades even as decreases have steadily continued in some other countries. This study presents a modified version...
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Demography (1972) 9 (3): 415–430.
Published: 01 August 1972
...T. Paul Schultz Abstract A detailed analysis of survey data collected in 1961–1962 for a sample of 4200 families in central East Pakistan produced consistent and reasonable estimates of birth and death rates for the preceding decade. Extremely high levels of infant and child mortality declined...
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Demography (2012) 49 (3): 965–988.
Published: 20 June 2012
... of the decline), this study follows marital fertility trends until 1939, when fertility reached lower levels than ever before. Using data from the Historical Sample of the Netherlands (HSN), this study shows that mortality decline, a rise in real income, and unemployment account for the decline...
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Demography (1982) 19 (3): 409–427.
Published: 01 August 1982
...James J. Collins Abstract The decline of mortality in the more developed nations has been related to two major influences, economic development and the introduction of medical measures. The contribution of medical measures has been a source of continuing controversy. Most previous studies employ...
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Demography (1970) 7 (3): 301–315.
Published: 01 August 1970
...Jay R. Mandle Abstract In this paper an attempt is made to describe the pattern of declining mortality in British Guiana between 1911 and 1960. Specifically we identify the disease-specific mortality rates whose declines contributed most to the overall improvement, we consider the possibility...
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Demography (1978) 15 (4): 549–557.
Published: 01 November 1978
...Ellen Percy Kraly; Douglas A. Norris Abstract An evaluation of the Brass childhood mortality estimates under conditions of declining mortality shows them to overestimate current mortality. Error increases as the rate of mortality decline increases, as the childhood age up to which cumulative...
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Published: 01 August 2013
Fig. 7 Japan’s female rate of decline of infant mortality ( m (0)) observed in 1950–2010 by five-year period (black squares) and on average over the last 60-year period (solid line), and projected up to 2098 using various methods, plotted by time t . The line with triangles shows the coherent More
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Published: 01 August 2013
Fig. 9 U.S. female rate of decline of infant mortality ( m (0)) observed in 1950–2010 by five-year period (black squares) and on average over the last 60-year period (solid line), and projected up to 2098 using various methods, plotted by time t . The line with triangles shows the coherent Lee More
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Demography (2003) 40 (1): 45–65.
Published: 01 February 2003
... Population Association of America 2003 2003 Sex Differences in Mortality From Lung Cancer 45 Demography, Volume 40-Number 1, February 2003: 45 65 45 D DECLINING SEX DIFFERENCES IN MORTALITY FROM LUNG CANCER IN HIGH-INCOME NATIONS* FRED C. PAMPEL After decades of widening, the difference in mortality from...
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Demography (1997) 34 (1): 67–81.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Ronald Lee; Shripad Tuljapurkar Abstract We analyze in three steps the influence of the projected mortality decline on the long run finances of the Social Security System. First, on a theoretical level, mortality decline adds person years of life which are distributed across the life cycle...
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Demography (1994) 31 (2): 271–296.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Timothy B. Gage Abstract The trends in 13 cause of death categories are examined with respect to expectation of life, sex differences, and period effects while misclassification of cause of death is controlled. The results suggest that as mortality declines, 1) the increasingly U-shaped age pattern...
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Demography (1969) 6 (3): 223–242.
Published: 01 August 1969
.... For the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the new tables yield a substantially lower life-expectancy than that shown by previously published life tables; for recent decades the difference is smaller, though in the same direction. As a consequence, the new tables show a speed of mortality decline...
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Demography (1985) 22 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 February 1985
.... Increased maternal education accounts for a larger share of the mortality decline than any other single factor. Increased access to piped water also contributes to mortality decline, and such access helps to reduce the mortality differential between lower and higher income and education classes. 10 1...