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Public lecture by Sven Drefahl „Mortality trends across the Baltic Sea“

03/21/2019 - 16:30 - 18:00

Public lecture by Sven Drefahl „Mortality trends across the Baltic Sea“

Public lecture by Sven Drefahl „Mortality trends across the Baltic Sea“


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Statistics on Nordic mortality is considered to be of the highest quality and can be followed for more than 170 years back in time. For most of this time Nordic countries have been among the leading countries in terms of life expectancy and in the beginning of the 1970, Swedish even experienced the world’s longest life expectancy for both men and women. Since then, life expectancy continued to be high and increasing, however, several of the Nordic countries have been losing ground in relation to other leading countries, especially at older ages. This presentation investigates and compares several aspects of the mortality trends in the Nordic countries using data from the Human Mortality Database and Nordic registers. Recent trends are contrasted with the mortality development in the Baltic States.

4.15-4.30 pm Coffee & snacks
4.30-6.00 pm Public lecture by professor Sven Drefahl
7.00-... pm Networking dinner focused and R&D and PhD studies related collaboration with Stockholm University, professor Andersson and Drefahl for invited participants.

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For additional information: Sven Drefahl (Associate Professor of Demography, Stockholm University) in cooperation with Gunnar Andersson (Professor of Demography, Stockholm University) will give the course „Event-History Analysis with Stata: Regression for Longitudinal Event Data“ on 18.03, 19.03, 21.03, 22.03 and 28.03.2019 at Tallinn University. Please find more information about the course here.


Activity is financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the institutional package measure for R&D institutions and higher education institutions (ASTRA project TLU TEE of Tallinn University) and is organised by Doctoral School of Behavioural, Social and Health Sciences and by TU Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life-course Studies in collaboration with Estonian Association of Population Studies (Eesti Demograafia Assotsiatsioon) and with Estonian Interuniversity Population Research Centre.