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Mortality in the Caucasus

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  • Géraldine Duthé

    (Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED))

  • Irina Badurashvili

    (Georgian Centre of Population Research (GCPR))

  • Karine Kuyumjyan

    (National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia)

  • France Meslé

    (Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED))

  • Jacques Vallin

    (Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED))

Abstract

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Caucasian countries experienced remarkable migration flows, political conflicts, and deterioration of civil registration systems. The reassessment of Armenian and Georgian population after censuses carried out in the early 2000s enables to re-estimate recent mortality levels in both countries. Vital statistics since the 1980s are presented and discussed. Infant mortality is corrected according to sample surveys, and mortality above age 60 estimated through model life tables. On the basis of these estimates, trends in life expectancy were similar in the two countries, unfavourable during the 1990s, especially for males for whom the health progress, notably in Georgia, is still low.

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  • Géraldine Duthé & Irina Badurashvili & Karine Kuyumjyan & France Meslé & Jacques Vallin, 2010. "Mortality in the Caucasus," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 22(23), pages 691-732.
  • Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:22:y:2010:i:23
    DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2010.22.23
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    1. France Meslé, 2004. "Mortality in Central and Eastern Europe," Demographic Research Special Collections, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 2(3), pages 45-70.
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    3. Ruben Yeganyan & Irina Badurashvili & Evgeny M. Andreev & France Meslé & Vladimir M. Shkolnikov & Jacques Vallin, 2001. "Life expectancy in two Caucasian countries. How much due to overestimated population?," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 5(7), pages 217-244.
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    Keywords

    mortality; estimation; life expectancy; Armenia; Georgia; reliability; administrative data; survey data;
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    JEL classification:

    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General

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