Insights into human survival: from the South Pacific to East Asia

Noreen Goldman (June 28, 2013)

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The first part of the talk highlights several of my early papers inspired by Nathan Keyfitz that examine the implications of mortality for a broad range of phenomena: dating a population's time of settlement; examining the impact of mortality change on life expectancy; and identifying the cause of high mortality among never-married individuals. The remainder of the talk examines one aspect of my ongoing work in biosocial surveys: the extent to which clinical and other biological markers enhance mortality prediction in older populations.