Age and cause mortality structure in the Italian regions at the beginning of the health transition: a research

DEL PANTA, LORENZO; Dipartimento Di Scienze Statistiche - Università Di Bologna & POZZI, LUCIA; Dipartimento Di Economia, Impresa E Regolamentazione - Università Di Sassari
This paper aims at exploring Italian mortality structure (by age and cause of death) at the regional level in the last decades of the 19th Century. These years, corresponding to the beginning of the health transition process, were crucial in the Italian experience. The analysis is based on a careful exploitation of the volume “Statistica delle cause delle morti 1888”, published in 1890, by the General Directorate of Statistics. This volume is the only one...