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Mortality

  • By: Rodrigo R. Soares
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Human mortality is typically measured by age-specific mortality rates, such as infant mortality (before age 1), child mortality (between ages 1 and 4), adult mortality (between ages 15 and 60), and old age mortality (above age 60 or 65). The overall ...

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