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Future mortality in low mortality countries

Caselli, Graziella; Drefhal, Sven; Wegner-Siegmundt, Christian; Luy, Marc; Guillot, Michael; Meslé, France; Robles, Arodys; Rogers, Richard G.; Tu, Edward Jow-Ching; Zhao, Zhongwei


Chapter 5 provides an overview of past and expected future trends in life expectancy in populations of today�s low mortality countries. Because these populations previously experienced strong decreases in infant mortality, the future mortality trends will be driven mainly by mortality among the old and oldest-old. The chapter gathers empirical background data and theoretical considerations about past and likely future determinants of mortality, including smoking, obesity, biomedical progress,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: World Population and Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703167.003.0005


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