Workshop on The Revolution of Life Expectancy. 

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Rostock, Germany, 12-14 May 2010

Participants: Huda Alkitkat, Elisabetta Barbi, Annette Baudisch, Carlo G. Camarda, Vladimir Canudas-Romo, Alain Gagnon, Rolf Gehrman, Joshua Goldstein, France Mesle, Mike Murphy, Mikko Myrskylä, Jim Oeppen, Sam Preston, Roland Rau, Jean-Marie Robine, Rembrandt Scholz, Gunnar Thorvaldsen, Jacques Vallin, James W. Vaupel, Zhen Zhang.


Wednesday, May 12 2010

13.00-13.15 James Vaupel
Workshop opening

13.15-18.15 Session 1 - Chair: Sam Preston

13.15-14.00 Roland Rau and Magdalena Muszynska
The age of mortality deceleration

14.00-14.45 Mikko Myrskylä
Cycles and trends in the life table rate of aging, Sweden 1751 - present

14.45-15.30 Vladimir Canudas-Romo
Mortality variation over time: Decline, Increase or Plateau?

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-16.45 Elisabetta Barbi and Carlo G. Camarda
Rate of ageing, selective survival, and mortality compression

16.45-17.30 Jean-Marie Robine
Overview of the recent work dealing with the age pattern of adult mortality

17.30-18.15 Discussion

19.00 Dinner

Thursday, May 13 2010

10.00-13.00 Session 2 - Chair: Josh Goldstein

10.00-10.45 Mike Murphy, Tim Dyson and Guo Xu
The onset of mortality transition by age: A cross-national comparison

10.45-11.30 Gunnar Thorvaldsen
Coast-Inland differences in child mortality in 19th century Norway

11.30-11.45 Coffee break

11.45-12.30 Alain Gagnon
Season of birth, thrifty phenotype, and longevity in historical Quebec

12:30-13.00 Discussion

13:00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-18.00 Session 3 - Chair: Jacques Vallin

14.30-15.15 Jim Oeppen and Marlen Toch
The development of life expectancy in Mecklenburg-Schwerin from 1785 to 1910

15.15-16.00 Rembrandt Scholz and Rolf Gehrman
Life expectancy in German regions in the 19th century in European context

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17.15 Rolf Gehrman and Rembrandt Scholz
The evolution of infant mortality in 19th century Germany

17.15-18.00 Discussion

19.00 Dinner

Friday, May 14 2010

9.00-10.30 Session 4 - Chair: Jean-Marie Robine

9.00-9.45 Jim Vaupel and Zhen Zhang
Life expectancy at birth vs. higher ages

9.45-10.30 Jacques Vallin and France Mesle
The segmented trend line of highest life expectancies

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-12.00 General Discussion - Chair: Jim Vaupel