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Visualizing Mortality Dynamics in the Lexis Diagram

Authors: Rau, R., Bohk-Ewald, C., Muszyńska, M.M., Vaupel, J.W.

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  • Provides a graphical analysis of period- and cohort-effects in mortality
  • Offers readers a visual understanding of how mortality changes dynamically
  • Accompanied by instructions on how to use the R Software to produce surface maps
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This book visualizes mortality dynamics in the Lexis diagram. While the standard approach of plotting death rates is also covered, the focus in this book is on the depiction of rates of mortality improvement over age and time. This rather novel approach offers a more intuitive understanding of the underlying dynamics, enabling readers to better understand whether period- or cohort-effects were instrumental for the development of mortality in a particular country. Besides maps for single countries, the book includes maps on the dynamics of selected causes of death in the United States, such as cardiovascular diseases or lung cancer. The book also features maps for age-specific contributions to the change in life expectancy, for cancer survival and for seasonality in mortality for selected causes of death in the United States. The book is accompanied by instructions on how to use the freely available R Software to produce these types of surface maps. Readers are encouraged to use the presented tools to visualize other demographic data or any event that can be measured by age and calendar time, allowing them to adapt the methods to their respective research interests. The intended audience is anyone who is interested in visualizing data by age and calendar time; no specialist knowledge is required.

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Why Do We Visualize Data and What Is This Book About?

    Rau, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • The Lexis Diagram

    Rau, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 5-10

  • Data and Software

    Rau, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 11-16

  • Surface Plots of Observed Death Rates

    Rau, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 17-27

  • Surface Plots of Smoothed Mortality Data

    Rau, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 29-41

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64820-0
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87880-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visualizing Mortality Dynamics in the Lexis Diagram
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
44
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64820-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64820-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64818-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87880-5
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 169
Number of Illustrations
114 b/w illustrations
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