Volume 20 - Article 29 | Pages 721-730

The age separating early deaths from late deaths

By Zhen Zhang, James W. Vaupel

Print this page  Twitter

 

 
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]

Other articles by the same author/authors in Demographic Research

» Demographic characteristics of Sardinian centenarian genealogies: Preliminary results of the AKeA2 study
Volume 32 - Article 37

» The Gompertz force of mortality in terms of the modal age at death
Volume 32 - Article 36

» Maternal longevity is associated with lower infant mortality
Volume 31 - Article 42

» Unobserved population heterogeneity: A review of formal relationships
Volume 31 - Article 22

» The difference between alternative averages
Volume 27 - Article 15

» Attrition in heterogeneous cohorts
Volume 23 - Article 26

» Senescence vs. sustenance: Evolutionary-demographic models of aging
Volume 23 - Article 23

» Total daily change with age equals average lifetime change
Volume 22 - Article 36

» Survival as a Function of Life Expectancy
Volume 21 - Article 29

» Life lived and left: Carey’s equality
Volume 20 - Article 3

» Formal Relationships: Introduction and Orientation
Volume 20 - Article 1

» The relative tail of longevity and the mean remaining lifetime
Volume 14 - Article 7

» Lifesaving, lifetimes and lifetables
Volume 13 - Article 24

» Oldest Old Mortality in China
Volume 8 - Article 7

» Life Expectancy at Current Rates vs. Current Conditions: A Reflexion Stimulated by Bongaarts and Feeney’s "How Long Do We Live?"
Volume 7 - Article 8

» Decomposing demographic change into direct vs. compositional components
Volume 7 - Article 1

» Dr. Väinö Kannisto: A Reflexion
Volume 6 - Article 5

Most recent similar articles in Demographic Research

» On the association between weather variability and total and cause-specific mortality before and during industrialization in Sweden
Volume 35 - Article 33    | Keywords: mortality

» Variance models of the last age interval and their impact on life expectancy at subnational scales
Volume 35 - Article 15    | Keywords: mortality

» Investigating the migrant mortality advantage at the intersections of social stratification in Switzerland: The role of vulnerability
Volume 34 - Article 32    | Keywords: mortality

» Differences in all-cause mortality: A comparison between immigrants and the host population in Norway 1990-2012
Volume 34 - Article 22    | Keywords: mortality

» State-level variation in the imprisonment-mortality relationship, 2001−2010
Volume 34 - Article 12    | Keywords: mortality