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Demographic Research Monographs

The Late Life Legacy of Very Early Life

Authors: Doblhammer, Gabriele

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The monograph demonstrates the widespread existence of differences in life span by month of birth in the elderly populations of contemporary societies. It provides evidence that the pattern is linked to the seasons of the year, by comparing the Northern and the Southern Hemisphere. It formulates and tests a series of explanations for the month-of-birth effect and rejects many of the most frequently offered explanations. In particular, it rejects those that attribute the month-of-birth effect to social or statistical confounding. It establishes a link between the month-of-birth pattern in the life span and the month-of-birth pattern in survival during the first year of life. It provides evidence that nutrition and infectious disease early in life play an important role in adult health and survival later in life and that the differences in life span by month of birth still exist in cohorts born today.

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"The Doblhammer book is a fascinating, well-researched, and insightful statement about a set of questions that matter (or should matter) for everyone. At its most fundamental level, the book addresses why people die. … her results are impressive and compelling." (Joseph Lee Rodgers, European Journal of Population, Vol. 22 (4), 2006)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Demographic and Epidemiological Context

    Doblhammer, Gabriele

    Pages 1-18

  • Month-of-Birth Patterns in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere

    Doblhammer, Gabriele

    Pages 19-35

  • Five Hypotheses

    Doblhammer, Gabriele

    Pages 37-59

  • Differences in Life Span by Month of Birth in the United States

    Doblhammer, Gabriele

    Pages 61-79

  • Month of Birth and Causes of Death in the United States

    Doblhammer, Gabriele

    Pages 81-103

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-22105-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-06046-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Late Life Legacy of Very Early Life
Authors
Series Title
Demographic Research Monographs
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-10349-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-10349-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-22105-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06046-5
Series ISSN
1613-5520
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 204
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
Topics