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Old-age mortality in Israel: analysis of variation and change

Friedlander, Dov; Schellekens, Jona; Cohen, Refaela Sharashov


This study analyses differentials in life expectancy and cause-specific death rates among the elderly Jewish population in Israel in the early 1970s and early 1980s. We find substantial inequality in old-age mortality levels across subpopulations in geographic units and show that this inequality increased between the two periods. Much of the variation in old-age mortality is explained by differences in economic and social status, ethnicity and religiosity. The importance of religiosity is of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1995
Type: Journal article


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