Heiner Maier, Jutta Gampe, Bernard Jeune, James W. Vaupel, Jean-Marie Robine
Springer Science & Business Media, May 17, 2010 - Social Science - 323 pages
Does human mortality after age 110 continue to rise, level off, or start to decline? This book describes a concerted, international research effort undertaken with the goal of establishing a database that allows the best possible description of the mortality trajectory beyond the age of 110. The International Database on Longevity (IDL) is the result of this ongoing effort. The IDL contains exhaustive information on validated cases of supercentenarians (people 110 years and older) and allows unbiased estimates of mortality after age 110. The main finding is remarkable: human mortality after age 110 is flat at a probability of death of 50% per year. The sixteen chapters of this book discuss age validation of exceptional longevity, data on supercentenarians in a series of countries, structure and contents of the IDL, and statistical analysis of human mortality after age 110. Several chapters include short accounts of specific supercentenarians that add life to demographic research.
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The International Database on Longevity Structure and contents
Part II Country reports
Supercentenarians in the United States
The emergence of supercentenarians in Canada
Supercentenarians in Japan
Being very old in a young country Centenarians and supercentenarians in Australia
Supercentenarians in France
Age validation of persons aged 105 and abovein Germany
The growth of high ages in England and Wales 16352106
Supercentenarians in the Nordic Countries
Part III Research on supercentenarians
Human mortality beyond age 110
Is it possible to measure life expectancy at 110in France?
Age 115 or more in the United States Fact orction?
Jeanne Calment and her successorsBiographical notes on the longest livinghumans
Italian supercentenarians Age validation of deaths from 1969 to 2000
Emergence and verication of supercentenarians in Spain