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Seminar of the project"From disparities in mortality trends to future health challenges (DIMOCHA)"

On January 31 – February 1, 2017, a final seminar of the project “From disparities in mortality trends to future health challenges (DIMOCHA)” took place at Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock, Germany). In 2013-2017, this project brought together the researchers from the leading European demographic centers, who are working in the field of mortality and population health. The main goal of the project was to perform a complex analysis of disparities in mortality and life expectancy across developed countries and to shed light on the mechanisms of its rising and lowering at different points in time during the second half of the 20th - beginning of the 21st century. Special attention was paid to the analysis of detailed cause-specific mortality trends across the countries. One of the major outputs of the project was launching a new online database - The Human Cause-of-Death Database (http://www.causesofdeath.org/) which provides long-term and harmonized series on cause-specific mortality.

Throughout the entire project period the team of the HSE International Laboratory for Population and Health Studies was directly involved in the DIMOCHA project. At the final seminar titled “Divergence-convergence in mortality by cause across developed countries” the team of the Laboratory presented the following papers:

1. Decomposing changes in disparity between two countries and in disparity among many countries. Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Dmitri A. Jdanov, Alyson van Raalte, Evgeny M. Andreev

2. Recent mortality trend reversal in Russia: are regions following the same tempo? Sergey Timonin, Inna Danilova, Evgeny Andreev, Vladimir Shkolnikov

Besides the IL’s leading research scientist Dmitri A. Jdanov who is one of theHuman Cause-of-Death Database directors presented the new database to the seminars’ participants.

Seminar program