Volume 20 - Article 3 | Pages 7-10

Life lived and left: Carey’s equality

By James W. Vaupel

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Date received:08 Dec 2008
Date published:20 Jan 2009
Word count:540
Keywords:age composition, age estimation, remaining lifespan
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2009.20.3
Weblink:All publications in the ongoing Special Collection 8 "Formal Relationships" can be found at http://www.demographic-research.org/special/8/
 

Abstract

In a stationary population, age composition and the distribution of remaining lifespans are identical. This equivalence can be used to estimate age structure if information is available on time to death.

Author's Affiliation

James W. Vaupel - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany [Email]

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