The Influence of Aging on the Allocation of Life Years: An Interspecies Comparison

Marcus Ebeling, University of Rostock and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Annette Baudisch, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

The studies aims to illustrate the various applications of the “Pace and Shape of Aging” — a novel two dimensional approach decomposing mortality in timing and magnitude. After an introduction of the fundamentals of this approach, we present the results of a pace-shape analysis on human mortality development, interspecies mortality differences and an investigation of the aging patterns of human causes of death.

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Presented in Poster Session 6: Population Aging; Gender, Race and Ethnicity