New Project led by Michel Guillot (PSC/PARC Research Associate), the Global Age Patterns of Under-Five Mortality (GAPU5M) and funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health (NICHD) aims to improve our understanding of age patterns of under-5 mortality by sharing data they've collected on this topic.
The Under-5 Mortality Database (U5MD) is the largest database to date of high-quality global mortality information by detailed age (by days, weeks, months, and years of age) from birth through age 5, by sex, which provides age-specific death rates and probabilities of dying by age (weeks, months, trimesters, years) for 25 countries with high-quality vital registration data, from 1841 until 2016.
Currently researchers on the project have published four journal articles in Population Health Metrics, PLOS One, Demographic Research, and the latest paper, "Modeling Age Patterns of Under-5 Mortality: Results From a Log-Quadratic Model Applied to High-Quality Vital Registration Data," in Demography.
Michel Guillot (PSC Research Associate) co-authored a study published in Nature Medicine that explored the death rates in industrialized countries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study has been covered in the media by several publications, including Penn Today, Yahoo News, Reuters, New Scientist, Evening Standard, The Sun, Herald Scotland, The Guardian, Mirror, iNews, Mail Online, Belfast Telegraph, The Conversation, and Politico.
New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Guillot, Michel, Julio Romero Prieto, Andrea Verhulst, and Patrick Gerland. 2020. "Modeling Age Patterns of Under-5 Mortality: Results From a Log-Quadratic Model Applied to High-Quality Vital Registration Data." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-54.
Collin Payne, GGD alumn, and Michel Guillot, PSC & PARC Research Associate, recently introduced a new way of measuring life expectancy accounting for the historical mortality conditions that today's older generations lived through. Read more about the study in Science Daily and check out the full article published in Population Studies.
Michel Guillot, PSC & PARC Associate, was recently interviewed in Penn Today about a new paper published in Demographic Research. His work examines second-generation immigrants and mortality in France. "This work touches on whether the migrant advantage is transmitted. Here we give an example where it is not transmitted, and not only is it lost, but it's reversed," Guillot stated.
Before winter break Michel Guillot assembled a team of experts to meet about the newly funded NICHD research project Global Age Patterns of Under 5 Mortality. The group is compromised of researchers from institutions across the globe including the United Nations, Johns Hopkins University and the Institut national d'études démographiques (Ined). There will be more information about this project in the coming weeks, but for now be sure to read the project description online here.
Michel Guillot was quoted in this CBS News article: "Life Expectancy for White Women Falls Slightly in U.S."