Friday, April 26, 2013

Latin American Human Mortality Database

Some of you have probably heard about the Human Mortality Database. Now, Prof. B. Piedad Urdinola (National University of Colombia) and Prof. Bernardo Lanza Queiroz (Cedeplar/UFMG, Brazil) have recently started a new project with a similar idea but covering Latin American countries. It's the Latin American Human Mortality Database.

It brings tons of information and it's really well organized with easy navigation.

"At present the database contains detailed information on mortality for five countries in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. All information is broken down by age, sex, region and cause of death. Additionally there is information on the academic literature on the study of mortality for these same countries."

Long live the project!