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Book chapter

Human Mortality Database

Jdanov D., Jasilionis D., Shkolnikov V., Barbieri M.

The Human Mortality Database (HMD, www.mortality.org) is the world’s leading data resource on mortality in developed countries. The HMD is a collaborative project of the Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany. The main purposes of the HMD are to document the longevity revolution of the modern era and to facilitate research into its causes and consequences by providing high-quality data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity. As of 2019, this unique open-access collection provides detailed, high-quality mortality and population data for 40 countries. The database is still growing.