Volume 13 - Article 20 | Pages 521-546

Decomposition analysis of Spanish life expectancy at birth: Evolution and changes in the components by sex and age

By Rosa Gómez-Redondo, Carl Boe

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Date received:14 Oct 2004
Date published:17 Nov 2005
Word count:4568
Keywords:decomposition, health, health transition, Human Mortality Database, life expectancy, mortality, mortality trends, Spain
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2005.13.20
 

Abstract

Using data from the Human Mortality Database (HMD), the paper analyzes the increase in the life expectancy of the Spanish population during the three decades, 1970-2001, in order to ascertain which age and sex groups have made the most progress in terms of increasing life expectancy. Within the theoretical context of Health Transition, the authors provide a brief description of the Spanish mortality during the XXth century across several indexes. The study uses a decomposition technique to separate changes in Spanish life expectancy at birth (e0) into age, sex, and time components. The most important components of change are found in the elderly, in young people, and in the evolution to sex differences in human
mortality.

Author's Affiliation

Rosa Gómez-Redondo - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain [Email]
Carl Boe - University of California, Berkeley, United States of America [Email]

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