Volume 20 - Article 29 | Pages 721-730

The age separating early deaths from late deaths

By Zhen Zhang, James W. Vaupel

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Date received:12 Feb 2009
Date published:18 Jun 2009
Word count:1595
Keywords:life disparity, mortality
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2009.20.29
Weblink:All publications in the ongoing Special Collection 8 "Formal Relationships" can be found at http://www.demographic-research.org/special/8/
 

Abstract

There is a unique threshold age separating early deaths from late deaths such that averting an early death decreases life disparity, but averting a late death increases inequality in lifespans.

Author's Affiliation

Zhen Zhang - Fudan University, China [Email]
James W. Vaupel - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany [Email]

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