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


  • Rosella Rettaroli Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
  • Giulia Roli Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
  • Alessandra Samoggia Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di 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 those ages that have made the greatest contribution to the increase in survival during the various different transitional stages; an investigation of the evolution of longevity.


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How to Cite

Rettaroli, R., Roli, G., & Samoggia, A. (2009). Evolution of survival at old ages during the 20th Century in Emilia Romagna. Statistica, 69(1), 89–111. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1973-2201/3550