Later-life mortality and longevity in late-18th and 19th-century cohort: Where are we now, and where are we heading

European Historical Population Samples Network  | 31-01-2017 | Abstract The limits to human lifespan are a widely discussed topic. Yet, later-life mortality and longevity are generally studied from a genetic perspective, while the social dimension has received less attention. This paper gives a systematic overview of trends in later-life mortality and longevity for cohorts [...]