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European Studies of Population

Mortality in an International Perspective

Editors: Anson, Jon, Luy, Marc (Eds.)

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  • Presents a state of the art coverage of the measurement and evolution of mortality
  • Features papers from a meeting of the European Working Group on Health, Morbidity and Mortality held at the Vienna Institute of Demography, September 2011
  • Includes specific analyses of mortality in a wide range of countries and regions, including the US, Argentina, Belgium, Cuba, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, and East Asia
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This volume presents a state of the art coverage of the measurement and evolution of mortality over time.  It describes in great detail the changes in the cause patterns of mortality, the changes in mortality patterns at different ages, and specific analyses of mortality in particular countries. Derived from a meeting of the European Working Group on Health, Morbidity and Mortality held at the Vienna Institute of Demography, September 2011, it presents a cross-section of the work and concerns of mortality  researchers across Europe, ranging from London and Madrid in the west to Moscow in the east, with a few additions from further afield. Although most of the papers focus on a particular population, the range of the papers is broad; taken together they present an inter-disciplinary cross-section of this multi-faceted field. Coverage includes estimating life expectancy in small areas, with an application to recent changes in US counties; socioeconomic determinants of mortality in Europe using the latest available data and short-term forecasts; predicting mortality from profiles of biological risk and performance measures of functioning; infant mortality measurement and rate of progress on international commitment using evidence from Argentina; avoidable factors contributing to maternal deaths in Turkey; changes in mortality at older ages: the case of Spain (1975- 2006); variable scales of avoidable mortality within the Russian population;  long-term mortality decline in East Asia, and much more. Perspectives in Mortality Research will serve as a valuable resource for professionals and students in sociology, demography, public health and personal finance.

Reviews

“This book is a welcome addition to the growing body of mortality research. While remaining largely descriptive, it covers a broad range of topics and geographies. It therefore succeeds in its aim to provide a snapshot of themes of mortality research. Every mortality scholar will certainly find chapters of interest … .” (Sven Drefahl, European Journal of Population, Vol. 32, 2016)

“The book makes a useful contribution to new methods in the field of mortality and morbidity in general, and to the elucidation of trends and determinants. It is recommended for libraries and graduate programs covering the topic of mortality and morbidity. As the scope of chapters is diverse, a researcher interested in only a few of the topics has the option of purchasing only those specific chapters individually from Springer.” (Sulaiman Bah, Canadian Studies in Population, Vol. 43 (3-4), 2016) 


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Recent Themes in Mortality Research

    Pages 1-13

    Anson, Jon (et al.)

  • Estimating Life Expectancy in Small Areas, with an Application to Recent Changes in Life Expectancy in US Counties

    Pages 15-33

    Congdon, Peter

  • Socioeconomic Determinants of Mortality in Europe: Validation of Recent Models Using the Latest Available Data and Short-Term Forecasts

    Pages 35-78

    Spijker, Jeroen J. A.

  • Social Disparities in the Evolution of an Epidemiological Profile: Transition Processes in Mortality Between 1971 and 2008 in an Industrialized Middle Income Country: The Case of Hungary

    Pages 79-117

    Kovács, Katalin

  • Predicting Mortality from Profiles of Biological Risk and Performance Measures of Functioning

    Pages 119-135

    Vasunilashorn, Sarinnapha (et al.)

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Hardcover 145,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mortality in an International Perspective
Editors
  • Jon Anson
  • Marc Luy
Series Title
European Studies of Population
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03029-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03029-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03028-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35352-4
Series ISSN
1381-3579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 359
Number of Illustrations
82 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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