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Wisser,  Oliver

Sex Differences in Middle Mortality

Rostock : Universität , 2015

https://doi.org/10.18453/rosdok_id00001606

http://purl.uni-rostock.de/rosdok/id00001606

Abstract:

This work presents a new mathematical expression for middle and old age mortality as an alternative to the classic Gompertz-Makeham model. Whereas old age mortality is driven by biological aging, middle mortality is mainly caused by behavior. To test the model, sex differences in life expectancy and mortality in Europe from the mid-nineteenth century until recent periods are investigated. The here presented mortality model shows that the female advantage in life expectancy and its dynamics are mainly caused by male risky life style.

Dissertation Open Access


Einrichtung :
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Gutachter :
Rau,  Roland  (Prof. Dr.)
Vaupel,  James W.  (Prof. Dr.)
Jahr der Abgabe:
2015
Jahr der Verteidigung:
2015
Sprache(n) :
Englisch
Schlagworte:
Gompertz-Makeham model, mortality model, sex gap life expectancy, death rate, risky behavior, smoking epidemic
DDC Klassifikation :
310 Statistik
300 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
URN :
urn:nbn:de:gbv:28-diss2015-0156-9
Persistente URL:
http://purl.uni-rostock.de/rosdok/id00001606
erstellt am:
2015-08-24
zuletzt geändert am:
2018-06-30
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