Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

This project would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and assistance of a large number of individuals at various institutions. We are grateful for all their contributions. (Please let us know if we have omitted anyone who ought to be acknowledged.)

Financial Support

This work was completed as a part of the AXA project Divergence and Causes of Death (MODICOD) funded by the AXA Research Fund and the project Diverging Trends in Mortality and Future Health Challenges (DIMOCHA) funded by the Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR-12-FRAL-0003-01) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (JA 2302/1-1). This project also would not have been possible without the encouragement and financial support of the French Institute for Demographic Studies (Paris, France) and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock, Germany) . Additionally, reconstruction of the series for the United States has been made possible by support from the National Institutes of Health through a grant awarded to the Human Mortality Database (# R01-AG011552).

Individual contributors

We greatly rely on the network that includes statistical agencies, other data holders, and country experts that help us in locating, documenting and accessing various data, understanding their origins, quality, and other important details. We thankfully acknowledge the contributions of the following researchers and institutions.

Contributors to data management and production of tools for time-series reconstruction:

  • Vladimir Bâzgan (Victoria Bank, Chisinau, Moldova)
  • Carl Boe (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Carlo-Giovanni Camarda (French Institute for Demographic Studies, Paris)
  • Robert Chung (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Adrien Remund (University of Geneve, Switzerland)
  • Tatiana Vichnevskaia (French Institute for Demographic Studies, Paris)

Country-specific contributors:

Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

  • Véronique Hertrich (French Institute for Demographic Studies, Paris)
  • Kalev Katus †
  • Juris Krumins (University of Latvia, Riga)
  • Luule Sakkeus (Estonian Institute for Population Studies, Tallinn)
  • Vladislava Stankuniene (Demographic Research Centre, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas)

France

  • Jean-Noël Biraben (French Institute for Demographic Studies, Paris)
  • Alfred Nizard (French Institute for Demographic Studies, Paris)

Germany

  • Sigrid Gellers-Barkmann (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock)
  • Rembrandt Scholz (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock)

Japan

  • Futoshi Ishii (National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Tokyo)
  • Yu Korekawa (National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Tokyo)

Romania

  • Tudorel Andrei (National Institute of Statistics, Bucarest)
  • Vasile Ghetau (Vladimir Trebici Demographic Research Centre of the Romanian Academy, Bucarest)

Russia

  • Evgeny Andreev (New Economic School, Russia)
  • Anatoli Vishnevski (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

Spain

  • Juan Manuel Garcia
  • Noelia Camara Izquierdo, (National Distance Education University, Madrid)

Ukraine

  • Sergei Adamets
  • Ella Libanova (Ptukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies, Kiev)
  • Sergyi Pyrozhkov (Ptukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies)