Sex differentials in survival in the Canadian population, 1921-1997:
A descriptive analysis with focus on age-specific structure

Kirill Andreev

Date Received:26 June 2000
Date Published:13 December 2000

Abstract:
This paper demonstrates how intensity regression and methods for visualizing demographic data can be applied to the study of sex differentials in survival in the Canadian population over the period 1921-1997. In general the results indicate that death rates declined differently for males and females and that the rate of mortality decline was not constant over age or over time. The global pattern of the Canadian sex differentials has a very distinct form and is consistent with findings for other countries.

Author's affiliation:
Kirill Andreev
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 1, D-18057 Rostock, Germany; Phone +49 (0)381 2081 111; Fax +49 (0)381 2081 411

Table of Contents:
1.    Introduction
2.    Data
3.    Mortality decline over time
4.    Excess of male mortality over age and time
5.    Visualization of sex-specific differences in survival
6.    Conclusions
7.    Acknowledgements
   Notes
   References
   Table
   Figures

Keywords: mortality, mortality trends, Canada, sex differences in human mortality, contour maps, intensity regression

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Introduction


Sex differentials in survival in the Canadian population, 1921-1997: A descriptive analysis with focus on age-specific structure
Kirill Andreev
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