The dimensionality of mortality in Ireland

CARDI Involvement
CARDI grant programme

Researchers: 

  • Professor Michael Moore, Queen's University Belfast

Region

  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland

Project Lead

Dr Declan French, Queen’s University Belfast

Budget

€2,500

Funding source

CARDI - Data Mining

Timeframe

2011

Status

Completed

Last updated

26th September 2013
Conventional modelling and forecasting of mortality rates relies on identifying regularities in the data but in a quite ad hoc way. Analysis helps us to understand how mortality decline has occurred, whether the same factors are responsible for declines in all age groups and whether these factors are related over time.

The objectives of the project are to undertake a statistical analysis of the static and dynamic factor structure of Irish mortality data using techniques recently developed in macroeconomic forecasting.