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Demographic Research Monographs

Seasonality in Human Mortality

A Demographic Approach

Authors: Rau, Roland

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Seasonal fluctuations in mortality are a persistent phenomenon across populations. In Western countries of the Northern hemisphere, mortality is typically larger in winter than in summer which is attributed to the detrimental effects of cold to health. This does, however, not explain why in colder countries the differences between winter and summer mortality are smaller than in countries with warm or moderate climate. This book, therefore, investigates whether sociodemographic and socioeconomic factors play a role as important for seasonal mortality as they do for mortality in general. Using modern statistical methods, the book shows, for example for the United States, that the fluctuations between winter and summer mortality are smaller the more years someone has spent in school.

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"Roland Rau’s monograph on ‘Seasonality in Human Mortality’ is really welcome. Based on his dissertation, the book comprises two original studies of seasonal mortality, one in the US and the other in Denmark. … This book is the third volume of the Demographic Research Monographs series published since 2004 by Springer for the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. … It is highly appreciated that the new series is also open to young and promising researchers." (Jean-Marie Robine, European Journal of Population, Vol. 24, 2008)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

  • Literature Review

    Pages 5-37

  • Measuring Seasonality

    Pages 39-81

  • Seasonal Analysis of Death Counts in the United States

    Pages 83-124

  • The Impact of Social Factors on Excess Winter Mortality in Denmark

    Pages 125-168

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seasonality in Human Mortality
Book Subtitle
A Demographic Approach
Authors
Series Title
Demographic Research Monographs
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-44902-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-44902-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-44900-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07950-4
Series ISSN
1613-5520
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 216
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