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A comparison of the relationships of education and income with mortality: the national longitudinal mortality study

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  • Backlund, Eric
  • Sorlie, Paul D.
  • Johnson, Norman J.
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    A sample of over 400,000 men and women, ages 25-64, from the National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS), a cohort study representative of the noninstitutionalized US population, was followed for mortality between the years of 1979 and 1989 in order to compare and contrast the functional forms of the relationships of education and income with mortality. Results from the study suggest that functional forms for both variables are nonlinear. Education is described significantly better by a trichotomy (represented by less than a high school diploma, a high school diploma or greater but no college diploma, or a college diploma or greater) than by a simple linear function for both men (p

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Social Science & Medicine.

    Volume (Year): 49 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 10 (November)
    Pages: 1373-1384

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:49:y:1999:i:10:p:1373-1384

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    Keywords: Educational status Income Mortality United States;

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    1. Jamie C. Brehaut & Parminder Raina & Joan Lindsay, 2002. "Does Cognitive Status Modify the Relationship Between Education and Mortality? Evidence from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 80, McMaster University.
    2. William N. Evans & Timothy J. Moore, 2009. "The Short-Term Mortality Consequences of Income Receipt," NBER Working Papers 15311, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Bethencourt, Carlos & Galasso, Vincenzo, 2008. "Political complements in the welfare state: Health care and social security," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(3-4), pages 609-632, April.
    4. Lim, Seungji & Chung, Woojin & Kim, Hanjoong & Lee, Sunmi, 2010. "The influence of housing tenure and marital status on smoking in South Korea," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 94(2), pages 101-110, February.
    5. Mathieu Lefebvre & Pierre Pestieau & Grégory Ponthière, 2013. "FGT Poverty Measures and the Mortality Paradox: Theory and Evidence," PSE Working Papers halshs-00845490, HAL.
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