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Vaupel, James W.

Works: 104 works in 272 publications in 1 language and 6,543 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HD30.23, 658.40354
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Most widely held works by James W Vaupel
Quick analysis for busy decision makers by Robert D Behn( Book )
9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
The world's multinational enterprises; a sourcebook of tables based on a study of the largest U.S. and non-U.S. manufacturing corporations by James W Vaupel( Book )
16 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Frontiers of population forecasting ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Paleodemography : age distribution from skeletal samples ( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Paläodemografie - Paläodemographie - Altersverteilung
Cells and surveys : should biological measures be included in social science research? ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Biosocial surveys by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Biosocial Surveys analyzes the latest research on the increasing number of multipurpose household surveys that collect biological data along with the more familiar interviewer-respondent information. This book serves as a follow-up to the 2003 volume, Cells and Surveys: Should Biological Measures Be Included in Social Science Research? and asks these questions: What have the social sciences, especially demography, learned from those efforts and the greater interdisciplinary communication that has resulted from them? Which biological or genetic information has proven most useful to researchers? How can better models be developed to help integrate biological and social science information in ways that can broaden scientific understanding? This volume contains a collection of 17 papers by distinguished experts in demography, biology, economics, epidemiology, and survey methodology. It is an invaluable sourcebook for social and behavioral science researchers who are working with biosocial data
Analytical perspectives on setting environmental standards by James W Vaupel( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Validation of exceptional longevity ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
How long do we live? : demographic models and reflections on tempo effects by Elisabetta Barbi( Book )
20 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
"The most widely used measure of longevity is the period life expectancy at birth which is calculated from age specific death rates by life table methods. In 2002, John Bongaarts and Griffith Feeney introduced the revolutionary idea that this conventional estimate of period life expectancy is distorted by a tempo effect whenever longevity is changing. The tempo effect is defined as an inflation or deflation of the period incidence of a demographic event resulting from a rise or fall in the mean age at which the event occurs. Some demographers agree with this radical argument; others disagree. The book reviews the debate on how best to measure period longevity. In the various chapters, leading experts in demography critically examine the existence of the tempo effect in mortality, present extensions and applications, and compare period and cohort longevity measures. The book provides a deeper understanding of and new insights into the fundamental question "How long do we live"? -- Editor
The force of mortality at ages 80 to 120 by A. R Thatcher( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Population data at a glance : shaded contour maps of demographic surfaces over age and time ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Paleodemography : age distributions from skeletal samples ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Paleodemography is the field of enquiry that attempts to identify demographic parameters from past populations (usually skeletal samples) derived from archaeological contexts, and then to make interpretations regarding the health and well-being of those populations. However, paleodemographic theory relies on several assumptions that cannot easily be validated by the researcher, and if incorrect, can lead to large errors or biases. In this book, physical anthropologists, mathematical demographers and statisticians tackle these methodological issues for reconstructing demographic structure for skeletal samples. Topics discussed include how skeletal morphology is linked to chronological age, assessment of age from the skeleton, demographic models of mortality and their interpretation, and biostatistical approaches to age structure estimation from archaeological samples. This work will be of immense importance to anyone interested in paleodemography, including biological and physical anthropologists, demographers, geographers, evolutionary biologists and statisticians
Exceptional longevity : from prehistory to the present by Bernard Jeune( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Valuing lives ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
The deviant dynamics of death in heterogeneous populations by James W Vaupel( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Thousands of data at a glance : shaded contour maps of demographic surfaces by James W Vaupel( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Danish 1905 Cohort Study, 1998 ( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
This data collection provides information on individuals born in Denmark in 1905 and who were still living in Denmark in 1998. The overall goal of the study was to establish a genetic-epidemiological database to shed light on the aging process among the extremely old. The data focus on their physical and cognitive functioning. Respondents were asked if they had been previously diagnosed with diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, migraine, cancer, stroke, heart attack, or depression, and if they were experiencing such ailments as cough, body pains, and bone fracture and were taking medication for them. Questions probed respondents' feelings about their health, life, and future. To assess respondents' general health and functioning, they were asked if they needed assistance with toileting, bathing, dressing, and mobility around the house, how often they needed to use the bathroom during the night, and if they used physical aids such as wheelchair, eyeglasses, crutches, catheter, or diapers. They were also tested for memory and cognition, mobility, and vision, speech, hearing, and lung functioning. Information was also elicited on respondents' mental state and awareness, energy level, menopause, frequency of visits with children and family, visits from a nurse, use of home care services, sleeping patterns, smoking and drinking habits, weight gain or loss, exercise, social activities, hobbies, reading habits, television viewing, and recent deaths in the family. Demographic items specify age, body weight and height, education, and marital status ... Cf.:
Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS), 1998-2000 ( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
This data collection provides information on health status and quality of life of the elderly aged 65 and older in 22 provinces of China in the period 1998 to 2000. The study was conducted to shed light on the determinants of healthy human longevity and oldest-old mortality. To this end, data were collected on a larger percentage of the oldest population, including centenarian and nonagenarian, than had previously been studied. The CLHLS provides information on the health, socioeconomic characteristics, family, lifestyle, and demographic profile of this aged population. Data are provided on respondents' health conditions, daily functioning, self-perceptions of health status and quality of life, life satisfaction, mental attitude, and feelings about aging. Respondents were asked about their diet and nutrition, use of medical services, and drinking and smoking habits, including how long ago they quit either or both. They were also asked about their physical activities, reading habits, television viewing, and religious activities, and were tested for motor skills, memory, and visual functioning. In order to ascertain their current state of health, respondents were asked if they suffered from such health conditions as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, emphysema, asthma, tuberculosis, cataracts, glaucoma, gastric or duodenal ulcer, arthritis, Parkinson's disease, bedsores, or other chronic diseases. They were also asked if they needed assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, or feeding, and who provided help in times of illness. Other questions focused on siblings, parents, and children, the frequency of family visits, and the distance lived from each other. Demographic items specify age, sex, ethnicity, place of birth, marital history and status, history of childbirth, living arrangements, education, main occupation before age 60, and sources of ... Cf.:
Cells and surveys should biological measures be included in social science research? by Committee on population( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Longevity : to the limits and beyond by Jean-Marie Robine( file )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Up to what point will life expectancy increase? Is there a theoretical or practical limit to human longevity and does it shift or not? Is it utopian to envisage a life expectancy of 100 years or more at birth? What are the respective roles of genetics and environment? Under which conditions and at what price are these years of life gained? The editors and authors hope to have answered some of these questions in this book, presenting the papers of the first Colloques Medecine et Recherche of Fondation IPSEN on longevity
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Alternative Names
James Vaupel Amerikaans statisticus
James W. Vaupel US-amerikanischer Bevölkerungswissenschaftler
Vaupel, J. W.
Vaupel, J. W. 1945-
Vaupel, J. W. (James W.)
Vaupel, James 1945-
Vaupel, James Walton 1945-
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