Causes, Correlates and Consequences of Death Among Older Adults: Some Methodological Approaches and Substantive Analyses / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
Why are there differences in life expectancies among various demographic groups? Why have these changes in life expectancies occurred? Many reasons are given in the popular and more scholarly literatures. Causes, Correlates and Consequences of Death Among Older Adults considers an integrated approach to investigating determinants of and correlates of mortality in the United States - integrating modeling, micro data, and modern econometric techniques. A number of examples of applications are included, with some explorations of the robustness of the results under alternative assumptions. The basic purpose of this text is to increase our knowledge of mortality and to illustrate how such an integrated approach can further our knowledge of mortality and related phenomena.
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Table of Contents
List of Tables. List of Figures. Acknowledgments. 1. Introduction. 2. The Optimal Choice of Health and Mortality. 3. Statistical Techniques for Estimation of Hazard Functions. 4. Mortality Hazard Estimates from the Dorn Sample: Smoking, Occupational Risks, Birth Cohort, Functional Form and Frailty. 5. Mortality Hazard Estimates from the Retirement History Survey: Education, Pensions, and Marital Status and Black-White and Gender Differences. 6. Private Rates of Return on Social Security and Their Relation to Mortality for Groups Defined by Socioeconomic Characteristics. 7. Conclusion. References. Author Index. Subject Index.