Mortality, Biodemography of


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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. The biodemography of mortality aims to explain observed age patterns and time trends in mortality rates from the biological point of view. It integrates knowledge about biological factors and mechanisms affecting mortality rates with demographic information and approaches using unifying theoretical concepts, methods of mathematical modeling, and statistical analyses. The future of this research area depends on the progress in understanding factors and biological mechanisms involved in regulation of aging, and their connections to mortality. These include progress in experimental fields and advances in understanding evolutionary forces shaping the age pattern of mortality.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yashin, AI; Stallard, E

Published Date

  • March 26, 2015

Book Title

  • International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition

Start / End Page

  • 844 - 847

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780080970868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.31042-X

Citation Source

  • Scopus