Uniformity and Diversity Scenarios for Mortality

  • Wim Van Hoorn
  • Rob Broekman
Part of the European Studies of Population book series (ESPO, volume 7)


Mortality has changed dramatically during the course of the 20th century. Contagious diseases have been almost wiped out by vaccines and antibiotics. This has caused a tremendous decrease in mortality rates, especially among young people, and has consequently led to a large increase in life expectancy. Most deaths today concern elderly people and occur following a chronic disease (most frequently heart disease and malignant neoplasms).


Life Expectancy European Economic Area Scenario Period Diversity Scenario Female Life Expectancy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

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  • Wim Van Hoorn
  • Rob Broekman

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