Dynamic Life Tables for India and Some of Its Major States

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Mompi Sharma Labananda Choudhury Rajan Sarma


The concept of dynamic life tables arises when the mortality experience of the period life table cohort does not remain the same. This idea was proposed first by Denton and Spencer (2011) and allows for the possibility of further decline in mortality in period life tables. Developing countries, like India, have also been experiencing continuous declines in mortality rates for more than two decades. As such, this examines the pattern of mortality and also the life expectancy of India and some of its selected states for the period 2006-2010 if the observed mortality rates changes over the previous 10, 25 and 50 years. This paper also formulates temporary life expectancy under dynamic consideration and thereby measures the change in dynamic life expectancy between two exact ages. Analysis shows that dynamic life expectancies at birth are higher in comparison to those observed through the typical procedure in India and the states under consideration. Interestingly, the effects of the dynamic calculations are mostly seen in older age groups, which can also be found from the dynamic temporary life expectancy for these age groups.



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Sharma, M., Choudhury, L., & Sarma, R. (2017). Dynamic Life Tables for India and Some of Its Major States. Journal of Population and Social Studies [JPSS], 25(4), 343-357. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jpss/article/view/102393


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