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Feature collection: Advances in mortality forecasting

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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Edited by: Fanny Janssen
Collection first published: 27 September 2018

Call for papers: Changes in the sexual behavior of young people

Changes in the sexual behavior of young peopleIf the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s represented a turning point in the sexual behavior of young people, recent years have seen new and relevant change, spurred by mass media and the web propagating easygoing lifestyles, even in countries where such transformation seems to proceed at a slower pace. Information on sexual behavior is not easily collected since it is considered sensitive data. Researchers thus often employ special methodologies and ad hoc sample surveys on selected populations, such as high school and university students or medical patients.

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GENUS - Journal of Population Sciences - is an open access peer-reviewed journal published by Springer on behalf of the Sapienza University of Rome. Founded in 1934 by Corrado Gini, GENUS has always adopted an interdisciplinary approach to population studies. In keeping with the times – particularly in 1965-1992 under Nora Federici, and in 1993-2008 under Antonio Golini as directors – an increasing number of articles have been published on general population theories, population dynamics and mathematical demography. Graziella Caselli has directed the journal in the period 2009-2010, continuing as Editor in Chief since then. Viviana Egidi was appointed Director in Chief in 2011 and has maintained the direction till 2018.
The journal has an interdisciplinary focus by publishing articles of “pure” demography and articles aiming to further a better knowledge of the interrelationship between demography and biological, social and economic phenomena, connected with the evolution of the population. GENUS promotes open dialogue across cultural, ideological and at times theoretical walls in the attempt to understand the complexities underlying population issues.
GENUS is published under the auspices of AISP - Italian Association for Population Studies.

Learn more about Genus

To find out more about Genus - Journal of Population Sciences, read the interview with Graziella Caselli published in the SpringerOpen blog.


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