Predicting older age mortality trends Academic Article uri icon


  • Improving early prenatal and postnatal conditions account for at least 16% to 17% of the decline in ten-year mortality rates of 60-79-year-olds between 1900 and 1960-1980. Historical trends in early prenatal and postnatal conditions imply that while the baby-boom cohort may be particularly long-lived compared to past cohorts, mortality rates may not fall as steeply for the cohorts born after 1955 as for earlier cohorts. © 2005 by the European Economic Association.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the European Economic Association

author list (cited authors)

  • Costa, D. L., & Lahey, J. N.

complete list of authors

  • Costa, DL||Lahey, JN

publication date

  • April 2005