Various approaches have been proposed in literature for the kernel graduation of mortality rates. Among them, this paper considers the fixed bandwidth discrete beta kernel estimator, a recent proposal conceived to intrinsically reduce boundary bias and in which age is pragmatically considered as a discrete variable. In this paper, we present an implementation of this estimator for the R statistical environment. An application to 2009 female mortality data from Enna (Italy) is also presented.
|Titolo:||Beta kernel graduation of mortality data in R. An application to the Enna province|
|Autori interni:||MAZZA, Angelo|
ALTAVILLA, Anna Maria
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Rivista:||RIVISTA ITALIANA DI ECONOMIA, DEMOGRAFIA E STATISTICA|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|