Barcelona (Bellaterra), Spain

Death Distribution Methods to Estimate Mortality in Limited Data Contexts

when 13 May 2024 - 17 May 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 300

In recent decades, the quality of mortality data in developing countries has improved significantly. However, even today, studies that seek to produce mortality estimates for the region face many challenges due to problems in the declaration of information and the under-enumeration of death records. The objective of this course is to present the main methods of death distribution, which allow us to correct the level of mortality from an estimate of death register coverage. Each of the five-course days will consist of a theoretical lecture session, a practical application of the method presented in class, and a session for discussions, questions and answers, and presentation of solutions to exercises assigned to participants.

Course leader

Júlia Almeida Calazans is a PhD in Demography, working with mortality estimates, causes of death, and demographic techniques. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the project Healthy lifespan inequality at the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED).

Target group

The course will be useful to Master students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and anyone interested in working with mortality information in countries with limited coverage of death records.

Course aim

By the end of the course, students will be able to use death distribution methods to correct the under-enumeration of death records and thus produce mortality estimates for countries with limited data.

Fee info

EUR 300: EUR 300: tuition fees