Gender Differences in Social Mortality Differentials in Switzerland (1990-2005)

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serval:BIB_7129C344B545
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Gender Differences in Social Mortality Differentials in Switzerland (1990-2005)
Périodique
Demographic Research
Auteur(s)
Schumacher Reto, Vilpert Sarah
ISSN
1435-9871
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
26/07/2011
Volume
25
Pages
285-310
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Using data from the 1990 and 2000 Swiss Federal Censuses linked to the death records of the years 1990-1995 and 2000-2005, this paper investigates gender differences in mortality differentials by level of educational achievement and by marital status. In both periods, the differential by level of education is clearly more pronounced among men, but the difference in the educational gradient between men and women decreases between the two periods of observation. Health behavior might contribute to the gender difference in the educational mortality gradient, but it is probably not the main reason for this finding. The mortality differential by marital status is also stronger in men, but the difference between men and women narrows over time. Our analysis also shows that gender differences in the mortality differential by marital status almost disappear when gender differences in population composition by level of education, nationality, employment status, and housing situation are taken into account.
Mots-clé
Differential mortality, Education, Gender, Linked census data, Marital status, Switzerland
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