publication . Article . 2001

Life expectancy in two Caucasian countries. How much due to overestimated population

Ruben Yeganyan; Irina Badurashvili; Evgueni Andreev; France Meslé; Vladimir Shkolnikov; Jacques Vallin;
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  • Published: 14 Dec 2001 Journal: Demographic Research, volume 5, issue 7 December, pages 217-244
Abstract
This study is a first attempt to produce reliable estimates of mortality in Georgia and Armenia in the 1990s. Official statistics registered a decrease in mortality over the 1990s in spite of local wars, mass flows of refugees, and severe economic hardships faced by populations. According to official statistics, in 1999-2000 population size was about 5.4 millions in Georgia and about 3.8 millions in Armenia. Non-official estimates based on migration surveys are much lower: 4.0-4.1 millions and 3.0 millions, respectively. This huge difference is mostly due to unregistered out-migration. In addition to corrections in population, corrections are made for under-regi...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Armenia, Georgia, migration, mortality, population, jel:J1, jel:Z0, Demography, Declaration, Official statistics, Refugee, Socioeconomics, Life expectancy, Population size, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Infant mortality, Economics
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