Data Sharing for Demographic Research
A data archive for demography and population sciences

Human Mortality Database (ICPSR 138)

Principal Investigator(s):

Summary:

The Human Mortality Database (HMD) was created to provide detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity. The project began as an outgrowth of earlier projects in the Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. It is the work of two teams of researchers in the USA and Germany. The main goal of the database is to document the longevity revolution of the modern era and to facilitate research into its causes and consequences. At present, the database contains detailed data for a collection of 26 countries. The countries involved are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, the total and civilian populations of England and Wales, Finland, France, Germany, West Germany, East Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithunia, Netherlands, the Maori and Non-Maori populations of New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly (via Human Mortality Database) for details on obtaining the data and documentation.

Study Description

Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   age, death, gender, marital status, mortality rates

Geographic Coverage:   Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Wales

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation