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Project Title:

Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries
PIN: CPOP-I-07-01-A        

Major Unit:

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit: DBASSE Committee on Population

RSO: Cohen, Barney

Subject/Focus Area:

Project Scope
An ad hoc panel of experts will examine the reasons behind the divergent trends that have been observed in longevity at older ages across high-income countries over the past quarter century and prepare a report. The panel will address the following three questions: What accounts for the different trends in mortality at older ages that have been observed in OECD countries? What can we learn about modifiable risk factors from countries where mortality at oldest ages has improved most rapidly in the last quarter century? What are the likely implications of these trends for the future trajectory of mortality at advanced ages in the United States?

The project is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging

The approximate start date for the project is September 1, 2007

A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 36 months

Project Duration: 36 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 06/06/2008
 Meeting 2 - 12/12/2008
 Meeting 3 - 03/12/2009
 Meeting 4 - 12/09/2009


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International Differences in Mortality at Older Ages: Dimensions and Sources
Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries