European Studies of Population

The Life Table

Modelling Survival and Death

Editors: Wunsch, Guillaume, Mouchart, Michel, Duchêne, Josianne (Eds.)

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About this book

Guillaume Wunsch, Michel Mouchart, Josianne Duchene This book is an outcome of the activities of the Working Group on Health, Morbidity, and Mortality Differentials of the European Association for Population Studies, which was chaired for some years by one of the present editors (G. Wunsch). In collaboration with the Institute of Statistics and the Institute of Demography of the University of Louvain, this Working Group held a workshop in Louvain-Ia-Neuve a few years ago on the use of life tables in Europe, taking into account problems of data collection, methods, and models. Some of the participants in the workshop were then invited by the present editors to improve, develop, or in some cases thoroughly modify their papers in order to transform them into chapters of a book on life tables. Though life tables are one of the oldest tools in demography, and every textbook on demographic methods deals with the topic of life table construction, few books have dealt with the subject in depth. It is the hope of the editors that the present volume will fulfill to some extent this need. Though primarily written by and for demographers, this book will also be of use to actuaries working in life insurance, and to epidemiologists dealing with morbidity and cause of death. Furthermore, a topic such as competing risks theory should also be of interest to statisticians.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wunsch, Guillaume

    Pages 1-12

  • The life table: A demographic overview

    Wunsch, Guillaume

    Pages 13-31

  • The construction of life tables

    Calot, Gérard (et al.)

    Pages 33-78

  • Methods of decomposition of differences between life expectancies at birth by causes of death

    Valkovics, Emil

    Pages 79-94

  • Of entropies and inequalities: Summary measures of the age distribution of mortality

    Anson, Jon

    Pages 95-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Life Table
Book Subtitle
Modelling Survival and Death
Editors
  • Guillaume Wunsch
  • Michel Mouchart
  • Josianne Duchêne
Series Title
European Studies of Population
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3381-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3381-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0638-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6025-9
Series ISSN
1381-3579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 306
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