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Improved estimation of mortality and life expectancy for each constituent country of the UK and beyond

Dimitrova, D. S., Kaishev, V. K. & Haberman, S. (2014). Improved estimation of mortality and life expectancy for each constituent country of the UK and beyond. Research Excellence Framework (REF).


Graduated period life tables for men and women, based on the mortality experience of the population of England and Wales, have been published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) using data from the 2001 Census. These tables are the sixteenth in a series known as the English Life Tables which are associated with decennial population censuses, beginning with the Census of 1841. Errors in crude census data owing to the small numbers of deaths involved, particularly in childhood and at very advanced ages, can be reduced by a statistical process of smoothing. A smoothing methodology developed at Cass Business School, City University London has been used in the latest ONS Decennial Life Tables. The tables show the increasing longevity of the population of England and Wales over a long period. The impact of this research is broad as life tables are used extensively in pensions planning, demography, insurance, economics and medicine. Life tables using this statistical smoothing methodology have also been prepared for Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Canada

Publication Type: Other (UNSPECIFIED)
Publisher Keywords: mortality, life expectancy,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Departments: Bayes Business School > Actuarial Science & Insurance
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