Volume 14 - Article 5 | Pages 71–84

Found in translation?: A cohort perspective on tempo-adjusted life expectancy

By Joshua R. Goldstein

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Date received:09 Mar 2005
Date published:10 Feb 2006
Word count:3632
Keywords:cohort life expectancy, cohort-period translation, life tables, mathematical demography, mortality, tempo effects


What does tempo-adjusted period life expectancy measure? Taking a cohort perspective, I show that under conditions of constant linear mortality shifts the tempo-adjusted period indicator translates exactly to the cohort born e¤0 (t) years earlier. I discuss the implications of cohort translation for the interpretation and application of tempo-adjusted period life expectancy.

Author's Affiliation

Joshua R. Goldstein - University of California, Berkeley, United States of America [Email]

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