Demographic Research Monographs

Mortality and Causes of Death in 20th-Century Ukraine

Authors: Meslé, France, Vallin, Jacques

  • A precise reassessment of the demographic impact of 1933 famine and of World War 2
  • An appraisal of the negative trends in life expectancy since the mid 1960s
  • An original and comprehensive analysis of causes of death trends since 1965
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The Ukraine faced two very different kinds of health crises during the twentieth century. First, in the 1930s and 1940s, famine, war and political upheaval caused massive population losses. Previous evaluations of overall losses have given an idea of the scale of these catastrophes but do not distinguish between crisis mortality, birth shortfall and loss through emigration. Based on a painstaking work of reconstitution, this study is the first to provide a detailed estimation of the hecatomb in terms of number of deaths and life expectancy. The famine of 1933 was alone responsible for the deaths of 2.6 million Ukrainians and reduced male and female life expectancies to 7 and 11 years respectively. Once the crises of the 1930s and 1940s were over, the earlier trend in health resumed and mortality declined steadily until the 1960s. At this point, however, a new type of crisis appeared that caused a sustained reversal in the existing trends. Life expectancy for women stopped increasing altogether, while that for men began a relentless year on year regression. Notwithstanding the confusing picture created by the fluctuations of the 1980s and 1990s, the long-term trend is to further deterioration. To understand the factors involved, this study analyses in detail the combined effects of different causes of death at different ages.​

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • General Introduction

    Meslé, France (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • The Crisis of the 1930s

    Vallin, Jacques (et al.)

    Pages 13-38

  • The Consequences of the Second World War and the Stalinist Repression

    Vallin, Jacques (et al.)

    Pages 39-74

  • Is Mortality Under-Estimated?

    Meslé, France (et al.)

    Pages 77-88

  • Eighty Years of Sex-Specific and Age-Specific Mortality Trends

    Meslé, France (et al.)

    Pages 89-101

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8340-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mortality and Causes of Death in 20th-Century Ukraine
Authors
Series Title
Demographic Research Monographs
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2433-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2433-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2432-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8340-8
Series ISSN
1613-5520
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 282
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