The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

Socioeconomic Differences in Old Age Mortality

Authors: Hoffmann, Rasmus

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  • Discusses a hot topic in health policy
  • Comprehensive literature review and discussion of the link between social status and health
  • Best available empirical data from Denmark and the USA
  • Cutting edge statistical analysis of unobserved heterogeneity
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Social differences in health and mortality constitute a persistent finding in epidemiological, demographic, and sociological research. This topic is increasingly discussed in the political debate and is among the most urgent public health issues. However, it is still unknown if socioeconomic mortality differences increase or decrease with age.

This book provides a comprehensive, thoughtful and critical discussion of all aspects involved in the relationship between socioeconomic status, health and mortality. In a well-written language, it synthesizes the sociological theory of social inequality and an empirical study of mortality differences that has been performed at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock, Germany).

The best available datasets from Denmark and the USA, as two very different countries, are used to analyze the age pattern of social mortality differences, the Danish register data covering the whole Danish population between 1980 and 2002.

This study is the most comprehensive analysis of socioeconomic mortality differences in the literature, in terms of data quantity, quality, and the statistical method of event-history modeling. It makes important new theoretical and empirical contributions. With a new method it also addresses the question whether the measurement of social mortality differences in old age so far has been biased by mortality selection due to unobserved heterogeneity.

 

"This book signifies an important step forward in theory, empirical data analysis and methodology and an advancement for many disciplines involved in the subject of socioeconomic differences in old age mortality". Prof. Dr. Gabriele Doblhammer, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

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"This book signifies an important step forward in theory, empirical data analysis and methodology and an advancement for many disciplines involved in the subject of socioeconomic differences in old age mortality". Prof. Dr. Gabriele Doblhammer, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany


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Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socioeconomic Differences in Old Age Mortality
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8692-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8692-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8691-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7954-1
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 244
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