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The Mechanism Underlying Change in the Sex Gap in Life Expectancy at Birth: An Extended Decomposition

Cui, Qi; Canudas Romo, Vladimir; Booth, Heather


The relationship between differential mortality rates and differences in life expectancy is well understood, but how changing differential rates translate into changing differences in life expectancy has not been fully explained. To elucidate the mechanism involved, this study extends existing decomposition methods. The extended method decomposes change in the sex gap in life expectancy at birth into three components capturing the effects of the sex difference in mortality improvement...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Demography
DOI: 10.1007/s13524-019-00832-z


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