Tempo effects in mortality : An appraisal

  title={Tempo effects in mortality : An appraisal},
  author={Michel Guillot},
This study examines the existence of tempo effects in mortality and evaluates the procedure developed by Bongaarts and Feeney for calculating a tempo-adjusted life expectancy. It is shown that the performance of Bongaarts and Feeney’s index as an indicator reflecting current mortality conditions depends primarily on specific assumptions regarding the effects of changing period mortality conditions on the timing of future cohort deaths. It is argued that, currently, there is no clear evidence… CONTINUE READING