Volume 13 - Article 8 | Pages 189-200

Tempo effect on age-specific death rates

By Shiro Horiuchi

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Date received:24 Feb 2005
Date published:04 Nov 2005
Word count:3197
Keywords:age-specific death rates, mortality, tempo effect
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2005.13.8
 

Abstract

It is widely known that shifts of cohort fertility schedule can produce misleading trends in period TFR. This note shows that such a "tempo bias" can occur in age-specific mortality as well: if the age distribution of cohort deaths shifts toward older (younger) ages, the period age-specific death rate are biased downward (upward).

Author's Affiliation

Shiro Horiuchi - City University of New York, United States of America [Email]

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