NMAK21008U Demography and Mortality
MSc Programme in Statistics
- Demographic modeling
- Mortality models and forecasting
- Risk factors
- Cause specific mortality
- Quantification of premature mortality
- Basic demographic concepts.
- Danish and other demographic data sources.
- The Lee-Carter and other similar models for mortality forecasting.
- Regression models for prediction of (cause specific or small area) mortality rates.
Skills: The ability to
- Implement (simple) models for longevity and demographics in R based on publicly available data sources.
- Implement (simple) regression models for mortality rates in R.
- Justify the use of different models in different contexts.
- Simulating, analyzing, and comparing different mortality models.
The course literature will primarily consist of research papers, which will be made available on Absalon.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree in mathematics, mathematics-economy or actuarial science is recommended.
- Theory exercises
- Project work
Students receive feedback at the exercise sessions.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment, 3 days...
- Exam registration requirements
To participate in the final exam a compulsory group project must be approved during the course. If it is not approved the first time it can be handed in a second time.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
30 minutes oral examination without preparation time.
No aids allowed.
If the compulsory group project was not approved during the course it must be handed in and approved no later than three weeks before the beginning of the reexamination week.
Criteria for exam assesment
The student must in a satisfactory way demonstrate that he/she has mastered the learning outcome of the course.