An Overlapping Cohorts Approach to Life Tables
PI: Héctor Pifarré i Arolas
This project constitutes a novel examination of key public health and social policy issues, guided by new analytical methods to study population level mortality patterns. In a manuscript (recently published in Epidemiology, a leading field journal), Arolas present preliminary findings based on an early version of this proposal’s approach and find that current Black-White mortality inequality in the U.S. is over 60% larger than documented by existing evaluations. The next step in this project will explore the implications of this methodology on a variety of key demographic and public health issues, including projects on the relative importance of major causes of death, and cause-related determinants of current trends on lifespan inequalities; this CDHA pilot grant will jump start this large research agenda.