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Age Groups and the Measure of Population Aging

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  • d'Albis, Hippolyte
  • Collard, Fabrice

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This paper proposes the use of optimal grouping methods for determining the various age groups within a population. The cutoff ages for these groups, such as the age from wich an individual is considered to be an older person, are then endogenous variables that depend on the entire population age distribution at any given moment. This method is applied to the age distributions of some industrialized countries, for which cutoff ages as well as the main indicators of aging are calculated over the last 50 years.

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Paper provided by LERNA, University of Toulouse in its series LERNA Working Papers with number 11.05.339.

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  1. Hippolyte d'Albis & Fabrice Collard, 2013. "Age groups and the measure of population aging," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 29(23), pages 617-640, September.

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