The implications of increased survivorship for mortality variation in aging populations

Michal Engelman, Vladimir Canudas-Romo, Emily M Agree

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Resumé

The remarkable growth in life expectancy during the twentieth century inspired predictions of a future in which all people, not just a fortunate few, will live long lives ending at or near the maximum human life span. We show that increased longevity has been accompanied by less variation in ages at death, but survivors to the oldest ages have grown increasingly heterogeneous in their mortality risks. These trends are consistent across countries, and apply even to populations with record-low variability in the length of life. We argue that as a result of continuing improvements in survival, delayed mortality selection has shifted health disparities from early to later life, where they manifest in the growing inequalities in late-life mortality.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPopulation and Development Review
Vol/bind36
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)511-39
Antal sider29
ISSN0098-7921
StatusUdgivet - 2010

Fingeraftryk

aging population
survivorship
mortality
mortality risk
life expectancy
twentieth century
life-span
prediction
death
trend
health

Emneord

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aging
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Life Expectancy
  • Life Style
  • Mortality
  • Population Groups
  • Public Health
  • Quality of Life
  • Social Change

Citer dette

Engelman, Michal ; Canudas-Romo, Vladimir ; Agree, Emily M. / The implications of increased survivorship for mortality variation in aging populations. I: Population and Development Review. 2010 ; Bind 36, Nr. 3. s. 511-39.
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I: Population and Development Review, Bind 36, Nr. 3, 2010, s. 511-39.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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