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Visualizing Mortality Dynamics in the Lexis Diagram

  • Provides a graphical analysis of period- and cohort-effects in mortality

  • Offers readers a visual understanding of how mortality changes dynamically

  • Accompanied by instructions on how to use the R Software to produce surface maps

Open Access
Book

Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Roland Rau, Christina Bohk-Ewald, Magdalena M. Muszyńska, James W. Vaupel
    Pages 1-4 Open Access
  3. Roland Rau, Christina Bohk-Ewald, Magdalena M. Muszyńska, James W. Vaupel
    Pages 5-10 Open Access
  4. Roland Rau, Christina Bohk-Ewald, Magdalena M. Muszyńska, James W. Vaupel
    Pages 11-16 Open Access
  5. Roland Rau, Christina Bohk-Ewald, Magdalena M. Muszyńska, James W. Vaupel
    Pages 17-27 Open Access
  6. Roland Rau, Christina Bohk-Ewald, Magdalena M. Muszyńska, James W. Vaupel
    Pages 29-41 Open Access
  7. Roland Rau, Christina Bohk-Ewald, Magdalena M. Muszyńska, James W. Vaupel
    Pages 43-67 Open Access
  8. Roland Rau, Christina Bohk-Ewald, Magdalena M. Muszyńska, James W. Vaupel
    Pages 69-80 Open Access
  9. Roland Rau, Christina Bohk-Ewald, Magdalena M. Muszyńska, James W. Vaupel
    Pages 81-97 Open Access
  10. Roland Rau, Christina Bohk-Ewald, Magdalena M. Muszyńska, James W. Vaupel
    Pages 99-122 Open Access
  11. Roland Rau, Christina Bohk-Ewald, Magdalena M. Muszyńska, James W. Vaupel
    Pages 123-138 Open Access
  12. Roland Rau, Christina Bohk-Ewald, Magdalena M. Muszyńska, James W. Vaupel
    Pages 139-143 Open Access
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 145-169

About this book

Introduction

This book visualizes mortality dynamics in the Lexis diagram. While the standard approach of plotting death rates is also covered, the focus in this book is on the depiction of rates of mortality improvement over age and time. This rather novel approach offers a more intuitive understanding of the underlying dynamics, enabling readers to better understand whether period- or cohort-effects were instrumental for the development of mortality in a particular country. Besides maps for single countries, the book includes maps on the dynamics of selected causes of death in the United States, such as cardiovascular diseases or lung cancer. The book also features maps for age-specific contributions to the change in life expectancy, for cancer survival and for seasonality in mortality for selected causes of death in the United States. The book is accompanied by instructions on how to use the freely available R Software to produce these types of surface maps. Readers are encouraged to use the presented tools to visualize other demographic data or any event that can be measured by age and calendar time, allowing them to adapt the methods to their respective research interests. The intended audience is anyone who is interested in visualizing data by age and calendar time; no specialist knowledge is required.

This book is open access under a CC BY license. 

Keywords

Graphical analysis Mortality analysis Age-, period-, cohort-effects Rates of mortality improvement Life expectancy Open access

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Economic and Social SciencesUniversity of RostockRostockGermany
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Demographic ResearchRostockGermany
  3. 3.Collegium of Economic AnalysisWarsaw School of EconomicsWarsawPoland
  4. 4.Department of Public HealthUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense CDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Visualizing Mortality Dynamics in the Lexis Diagram
  • Authors Roland Rau
    Christina Bohk-Ewald
    Magdalena M. Muszyńska
    James W. Vaupel
  • Series Title The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Ser.Demographic (formerly:Plenum Ser.Demographic)
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64820-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-64818-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87880-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-64820-0
  • Series ISSN 1389-6784
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-1990
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 169
  • Number of Illustrations 114 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Demography
    Public Health
    Statistics for Social Sciences, Humanities, Law
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