Mortality in an International Perspective

  • Jon Anson
  • Marc Luy

Part of the European Studies of Population book series (ESPO, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jon Anson, Marc Luy
    Pages 1-13
  3. Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn, Latrica E. Best, Jung Ki Kim, Eileen M. Crimmins
    Pages 119-135
  4. V. G. Semyonova, N. S. Gavrilova, T. P. Sabgayda, O. M. Antonova, S. Yu Nikitina, G. N. Evdokushkina
    Pages 137-168
  5. İlknur Yüksel-Kaptanoğlu, Ahmet Sinan Türkyılmaz, İsmet Koç
    Pages 187-205
  6. Rosa Gómez Redondo, Juan Manuel García González, Aina Faus Bertomeu
    Pages 207-244
  7. Madelín Gómez León, Esther María León Díaz
    Pages 265-305
  8. T. P. Sabgayda, V. G. Semyonova, A. E. Ivanova, V. I. Starodubov
    Pages 307-335
  9. Zhongwei Zhao, Edward Jow-Ching Tu, Jiaying Zhao
    Pages 337-355
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 357-359

About this book


This volume presents a state of the art coverage of the measurement and evolution of mortality over time. It describes in great detail the changes in the cause patterns of mortality, the changes in mortality patterns at different ages, and specific analyses of mortality in particular countries. Derived from a meeting of the European Working Group on Health, Morbidity and Mortality held at the Vienna Institute of Demography, September 2011, it presents a cross-section of the work and concerns of mortality researchers across Europe, ranging from London and Madrid in the west to Moscow in the east, with a few additions from further afield. Although most of the papers focus on a particular population, the range of the papers is broad; taken together they present an inter-disciplinary cross-section of this multi-faceted field. Coverage includes estimating life expectancy in small areas, with an application to recent changes in US counties; socioeconomic determinants of mortality in Europe using the latest available data and short-term forecasts; predicting mortality from profiles of biological risk and performance measures of functioning; infant mortality measurement and rate of progress on international commitment using evidence from Argentina; avoidable factors contributing to maternal deaths in Turkey; changes in mortality at older ages: the case of Spain (1975- 2006); variable scales of avoidable mortality within the Russian population; long-term mortality decline in East Asia, and much more. Perspectives in Mortality Research will serve as a valuable resource for professionals and students in sociology, demography, public health and personal finance.


Alcohol-realted losses in the Russian population Changes in cause patterns of mortality Changes in mortality at older ages Changes in mortality patterns at different age Estimating life expectancy in small areas European Working Group on Health, Morbidity and Mortality Infant mortality measurement Inner- and inter-disciplinary research and collaborations Life expectancy differences Long-term mortality decline Maternal deaths in Turkey Measurement and evolution of mortality over time Mortality research across Europe Predicting mortality Recent changes in life expectancy in US Countries Socioeconomic determinants of mortality in Europe Specific analysis of mortality Study of mortality The influende of health and disability status Themes in mortality research Transition processes in mortality

Editors and affiliations

  • Jon Anson
    • 1
  • Marc Luy
    • 2
  1. 1.Social WorkBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Vienna Institute of Demography Wittgenstein CentreAustrian Academy of SciencesViennaAustria

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