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Applying Lee-Carter under conditions of variable mortality decline

Booth, Heather; Smith, Leonard; Maindonald, John


The Lee-Carter method of mortality forecasting assumes an invariant age component and most applications have adopted a linear time component. The use of the method with Australian data is compromised by significant departures from linearity in the time component and changes over time in the age component. We modify the method to adjust the time component to reproduce the age distribution of deaths, rather than total deaths, and to determine the optimal fitting period in order to address...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Population Studies
DOI: 10.1080/00324720215935


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