Readings

Here are some suggestions of research about mortality in Latin America. We also list a series of interesting papers about demographic methods, especially for the case of under-registration of death counts. We also provide a Literature Review

Mortality, Health and Aging in Latin America

  • Palloni, A., Pelaez, M., & De Vos, S. (1998). Aging in Latin America. The Pan American Health Organization Bulletin (Special Issue)
  • HILL, Kenneth et al. Estimating pregnancy-related mortality from census data: experience in Latin America. Bull World Health Organ [online]. 2009, vol.87, n.4 [cited 2012-07-05], pp. 288-295
  • Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe. Tablas de mortalidad, 1950-2025, América Latina. Bol Demogr No. 67 (CELADE) 2001;67:158,174,190
  • Palloni, A., Pinto, G. (2011). Adult Mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean. In: International Handbooks of Population, 2011, Volume 2, Part 1, 101-132
  • Arriaga, E. 1968. New Life Tables for Latin American Populations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Population Monograph Series No. 3. Berkeley, CA, University of California
  • Arriaga, E. and K. Davis. 1969. “The Pattern of Mortality Change in Latin America.” Demography 6(3):223–42.
  • Palloni, A. and R. Wyrick. 1981. “Mortality Decline in Latin America: Changes in the Structures of Causes of Deaths, 1950–1975.” Social Biology 28(3–4):187–216.
  • Jaspers, D. and H. Orellana. 1996. “Evaluation of Vital Statistics for Study of Causes of Death.” In I.M. Timaeus, J. Chackiel, and L. Rusickapp (eds.), Adult Mortality in Latin America, pp. 45–68. Oxford, England, Clarendon Press.
  • Timaeus, I.M., J. Chackiel, and L. Rusicka (eds.). 1996. Adult Mortality in Latin America. Oxford, England, Clarendon Press.
  • Palloni, A. and G. Pinto. 2004. One Hundred Years of Mortality in Latin American and the Caribbean: The Fragile Path from Hunger to Longevity. Boston, MA, Paper presented at the Population Association of America Meeting

Demographic Methods

  • Brass W. Methods for estimating fertility and mortality from limited and defective data. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina; 1975
  • Bennett NG, Horiuchi S. Estimating the completeness of death registration in a closed population. Popul Index1981;47:207-21
  • Hill K. Estimating census and death registration completeness. Asian Pac Cens Forum 1987;1:8-13,23-24
  • Preston SH, Coale AJ, Trussell TJ, Weinstein M. Estimating the completeness of reporting of adult deaths in populations that are approximately stable. Popul Stud 1980;46:179-202
  • Hill, K. 2002. Methods for Measuring Adult Mortality in Developing Countries: A Comparative Review. Baltimore, MD, John Hopkins University
  • Zlotnik H, Hill K. The use of hypothetical cohorts in estimating demographic parameters under conditions of changing fertility and mortality. Demography 1981;18:103-22
  • Hill, K.; Queiroz, B. Adjusting General Growth Method to Migration. Revista Brasileira de Estudos de População, vol. 27, n.1, 2010.
  • Hill, K.; You, D.; Choi, Y. Death Distribution Methods for Estimating Adult Mortality: sensitivity analysis with simulated data errors. Demographic Research, vol. 21 (9), pps 235-254 , 2009.
  • Dorrington RE. 2012a. “General Growth Balance”. In Moultrie TA, RE Dorrington, AG Hill, KH Hill, IM Timæus and B Zaba (eds). Tools for Demographic Estimation. Paris: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.
  • Dorrington RE. 2012b. “Synthetic extinct generations”. In Moultrie TA, RE Dorrington, AG Hill, KH Hill, IM Timæus and B Zaba (eds). Tools for Demographic Estimation. Paris: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.
  • Preston S.H., Coale A.J., Trusell J. & Weinstein M. Estimating the completeness of adult death registration in populations that are approximately stable. Population Studies, 46(2): 179-202, 1980.
  • Setel P, MacFarlane SB, Szreter S, Mikkelsen L, Jha P, et al. (2007) Who Counts (1): A scandal of invisibility: making everyone count by counting everyone. Lancet 370: 1569–1577
  • Timaeus, I. M. Measurement of adult mortality in less developed countries: A comparative review. Population Index, v.57, n.4, p.552-568, 1991
  • United Nations (2002)– Population Division. Methods for Estimating Adult Mortality. New York.