Evolution of survival at old ages during the 20th Century in Emilia Romagna

RETTAROLI, ROSELLA; Department Of Statistical Sciences “P. Fortunati”-University Of Bologna, ROLI, GIULIA; Department Of Statistical Sciences “P. Fortunati”-University Of Bologna & SAMOGGIA, ALESSANDRA; Department Of Statistical Sciences “P. Fortunati”-University Of Bologna
The paper presents some preliminary results of a project devoted to the analysis of adult and elderly mortality evolution in a Northern Italian region, Emilia Romagna, during the health transition. Starting from the construction of 14 period life tables (1871-2007) according to a standardised procedure, the paper develops three main topics: a descriptive analysis of the long-term evolution of elderly survival from the beginning of demographic transition to the present day; an in-depth study of...