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Predicting Older Age Mortality Trends

Dora Costa and Joanna Lahey

Journal of the European Economic Association, 2005, vol. 3, issue 2-3, 487-493

Abstract: Improving early prenatal and postnatal conditions account for at least 16% to 17% of the decline in ten-year mortality rates of 60-79-year-olds between 1900 and 1960-1980. Historical trends in early prenatal and postnatal conditions imply that while the baby-boom cohort may be particularly long-lived compared to past cohorts, mortality rates may not fall as steeply for the cohorts born after 1955 as for earlier cohorts. (JEL: J15, N31) Copyright (c) 2005 The European Economic Association.

Date: 2005
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