The Multiple Increment-Decrement Life Table

  • Alain Bélanger
  • Patrick Sabourin
Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 43)


In the mid 1970s, Professor Andrei Rogers (1975) proposed adapting the life table methodology for regional analysis. The classic demographic approach often abstracted migration, which was considered to be a disrupting phenomenon. Rogers had the idea that migration could be taken into account explicitly by using a multi-regional table which would make it possible to calculate, for example, the share of life expectancy spent in a specific region (or country). The multi-regional model he developed is now an integral part of the demographer’s toolkit.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alain Bélanger
    • 1
  • Patrick Sabourin
    • 1
  1. 1.Urbanisation Culture SociétéInst nat de la recherche scientifique Urbanisation Culture SociétéMontréalCanada

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