volume 15, issue S1, P91-121 2009
DOI: 10.1017/s1357321700005535
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Alison O'Connell, Kim Dunstan

Abstract: ABSTRACTThe assumed rate of future mortality improvement has increased over three recent sets of the United Kingdom's national population projections. This optimism has not been so marked in countries which share ancestors with the U.K. population. New Zealand is one such country that provides a data-rich case example in which to investigate the portability of mortality trends.This paper compares mortality trends in New Zealand with those in England & Wales. Both countries seem to have a ‘golden cohort’ wh…

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