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Contrasting trends in centenarian lifespans in Denmark and Sweden
Evolution contrastées de la durée de vie des centenaires au Danemark et en Suède

Anthony Medford
centenarian lifespans in Denmark and Sweden

While the mean ages at death for Danish and Swedish centenarians were relatively constant at around 102 years for the cohorts born between 1870 and 1904, Anthony Medford shows that the oldest 6% of centenarians in Denmark have been dying at older ages in the most recent cohorts, a trend that has not been observed
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Counting excess under-5 female mortality in Indian districts
La discrimination contre les filles et la mortalité dans l’enfance en Inde

Christophe Z. Guilmoto, Nandita Saikia

Excess female mortality resulting from gender discrimination in the postnatal period was still common in India at the beginning of the century. Yet, little attention has been paid so far to its distinctive spatial patterns, that point to the presence of a large territory in north central India where high fertility, relative underdevelopment and staunch
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The significance of age to the study of ethnic residential segregation
L’importance de l’âge dans l’étude de la ségrégation résidentielle ethnique

Albert Sabater, Gemma Catney
ethnic residential segregation

In the study of ethnic residential segregation, global measures are typically used. However, while useful as summary indicators, these measures miss important and distinctive age-specific and birth-cohort trends.
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Disability prevalence among Hispanic immigrants in the US
La prévalence de l’incapacité parmi les immigrés hispaniques aux Etats-Unis

Mara Getz Sheftel, Frank W. Heiland
Hispanic immigrants in the US

Disability in old age is known to be greater among Hispanic immigrants than US-born populations. However, little is known about immigrant disability at younger ages.
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Increasing (but insufficient?) optimism about future life expectancy
Les futurs progrès de l’espérance de vie sont-ils encore sous-estimés ?

Nico Keilman

Official demographic forecasts have always been too timid about future increases in life expectancy, and according to Nico Keilman, continue to be so even today.
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Holding Spanish students back a year: just how effective is it?
Le redoublement scolaire en Espagne : est-ce vraiment efficace ?

Álvaro Choi, María Gil, Mauro Mediavilla, Javier Valbuena
Spanish students back a year

Repeating a school year is an ineffective pedagogical practice: it fails to improve the academic performance of those who are held back, and in some cases it may even make things worse.
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Do adults in urban sub-Saharan Africa experience lower mortality?
En Afrique subsaharienne, la mortalité des adultes est-elle plus faible en milieu urbain ?

Ashira Menashe-Oren, Guy Stecklov
urban sub-Saharan Africa experience lower mortality?

Today, urban health conditions are often assumed to be universally superior to those of the rural sector. However, as Ashira Menashe-Oren and Guy Stecklov show, while child mortality is higher in the rural sector,
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Stability of U.S. couples with children in a comparative perspective
La stabilité des couples avec enfants aux Etats Unis et en Europe

Katherine Michelmore, Kelly Musick
U.S. couples with children

Cohabitation, nonmarital childbearing, and partnership dissolution are now common in the U.S. Katherine Michelmore and Kelly Musick examine patterns of union instability among couples who have had a child together,
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