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Modelling Socio-Economic Differences in Mortality Using a New Affluence Index

Cairns, A.J.G.; Kallestrup, M.; Rosenskjold, C.; Blake, D.; Dowd, K.

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Authors

A.J.G. Cairns

M. Kallestrup

C. Rosenskjold

D. Blake



Abstract

We introduce a new modelling framework to explain socio-economic differences in mortality in terms of an affluence index that combines information on individual wealth and income. The model is illustrated using data on older Danish males over the period 1985–2012 reported in the Statistics Denmark national register database. The model fits the historical mortality data well, captures their key features, generates smoothed death rates that allow us to work with a larger number of sub-groups than has previously been considered feasible, and has plausible projection properties.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jun 17, 2019
Publication Date Sep 30, 2019
Deposit Date Jul 8, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jul 8, 2019
Journal ASTIN Bulletin
Print ISSN 0515-0361
Electronic ISSN 1783-1350
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 49
Issue 3
Pages 555-590
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/asb.2019.14
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1297710

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