• Heiner Maier
  • Jutta Gampe
  • Bernard Jeune
  • Jean-Marie Robine
  • James W. Vaupel

Part of the Demographic Research Monographs book series (DEMOGRAPHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michel Poulain
      Pages 3-30
    3. Amandine Cournil, Jean-Marie Robine, Heiner Maier, Jutta Gampe, James W. Vaupel
      Pages 31-40
  3. Country reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 42-42
    2. Bert Kestenbaum, B. Renee Ferguson
      Pages 43-58
    3. Bertrand Desjardins, Robert Bourbeau
      Pages 59-74
    4. Yasuhiko Saito
      Pages 75-99
    5. France Meslé, Jacques Vallin, Jean-Marie Robine, Guy Desplanques, Amandine Cournil
      Pages 119-136
    6. Silvia Bruzzone, Elisabetta Barbi, Graziella Caselli
      Pages 137-150
    7. Rosa GÓmez-Redondo, Juan M. García González
      Pages 151-171
    8. Heiner Maier, Rembrandt Scholz
      Pages 173-189
    9. Axel Skytthe, Antti Hervonen, Celvin Ruisdael, Bernard Jeune
      Pages 203-216
  4. Research on supercentenarians

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 218-218
    2. Jutta Gampe
      Pages 219-230
    3. France Meslé, Jacques Vallin, Jean-Marie Robine, Guy Desplanques, Amandine Cournil
      Pages 231-245
    4. Bernard Jeune, Jean-Marie Robine, Robert Young, Bertrand Desjardins, Axel Skytthe, James W. Vaupel
      Pages 285-323

About this book


Does human mortality after age 110 continue to rise, level off, or start to decline? This book describes a concerted, international research effort undertaken with the goal of establishing a database that allows the best possible description of the mortality trajectory beyond the age of 110. The International Database on Longevity (IDL) is the result of this ongoing effort. The IDL contains exhaustive information on validated cases of supercentenarians (people 110 years and older) and allows unbiased estimates of mortality after age 110. The main finding is remarkable: human mortality after age 110 is flat at a probability of death of 50% per year. The sixteen chapters of this book discuss age validation of exceptional longevity, data on supercentenarians in a series of countries, structure and contents of the IDL, and statistical analysis of human mortality after age 110. Several chapters include short accounts of specific supercentenarians that add life to demographic research.


Age Validation Longevity Oldest Old Super-Centenarian mortality

Editors and affiliations

  • Heiner Maier
    • 1
  • Jutta Gampe
    • 2
  • Bernard Jeune
    • 3
  • Jean-Marie Robine
    • 4
  • James W. Vaupel
    • 5
  1. 1.MPI für Demographische ForschungRostockGermany
  2. 2.MPI für Demographische ForschungRostockGermany
  3. 3., Institute of Public HealthUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense CDenmark
  4. 4.Equipe Demographie et SanteINSERM-Centre Val d'AurelleMontpellier CX 5France
  5. 5.MPI für Demographische ForschungRostockGermany

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