Advances in mortality forecasting
Edited by: Fanny Janssen
Collection first published: 27 September 2018
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Within the field of mortality forecasting, various advances have taken place in recent years. These advances began with the development of extensions and alternatives for the Lee-Carter model. Additional important advances include the further development of coherent or multi-population forecasting methods, the inclusion of epidemiological evidence in the mortality forecast, and the development of different approaches to do so. In addition, we have recently witnessed the use of different measures beyond age-specific mortality rates for the mortality forecast. This collection explores these recent advances in mortality forecasting, particularly research dealing with coherent mortality forecasting and with including additional epidemiological information in mortality.
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- ISSN: 2035-5556 (electronic)