MortalityGaps: The Double-Gap Life Expectancy Forecasting Model

Life expectancy is highly correlated over time among countries and between males and females. These associations can be used to improve forecasts. Here we have implemented a method for forecasting female life expectancy based on analysis of the gap between female life expectancy in a country compared with the record level of female life expectancy in the world. Second, to forecast male life expectancy, the gap between male life expectancy and female life expectancy in a country is analysed. We named this method the Double-Gap model. For a detailed description of the method see Pascariu et al. (2017). <doi:10.1016/j.insmatheco.2017.09.011>.

Version: 1.0.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.1.2)
Imports: forecast, MASS, crch, pbapply
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, covr
Published: 2018-07-20
Author: Marius D. Pascariu [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Marius D. Pascariu <rpascariu at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: MortalityGaps results


Reference manual: MortalityGaps.pdf
Vignettes: Vignette — DoubleGap R package
Package source: MortalityGaps_1.0.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-release: MortalityGaps_1.0.0.tgz, r-oldrel: MortalityGaps_1.0.0.tgz


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