Cause-of-death contributions to educational inequalities in mortality in Austria between 1981/1982 and 1991/1992

Roland Rau, Gabriele Doblhammer, Vladimir Canudas-Romo, Zhang Zhen

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Abstract

This article uses census records and deaths records to analyze trends in educational inequalities in mortality for Austrian women and men aged 35-64 years between 1981/1982 and 1991/1992. We find an increasing gradient in mortality by education for circulatory diseases and especially ischaemic heart disease. Respiratory diseases and, in addition for women, cancers showed the opposite trend. Using decomposition analysis, we give evidence that in many cases changes in the age-structure within the 10-year interval had a bigger effect than direct improvements in mortality on the analyzed subpopulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-286
Number of pages22
JournalEuropean Journal of Population
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Austria
  • Causes of death
  • Decomposition analysis
  • Education
  • Mortality
  • Socioeconomic factors
  • Trends

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography

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