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The Protective Effect of Marriage for Survival: A Review and Update

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  • Michael Rendall

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  • Margaret Weden
  • Melissa Favreault
  • Hilary Waldron

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Volume (Year): 48 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 481-506

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Handle: RePEc:spr:demogr:v:48:y:2011:i:2:p:481-506

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Keywords: Mortality; Marital status; Gender; Age;

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Cited by:
  1. Wilson, Sven E., 2012. "Marriage, gender and obesity in later life," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 10(4), pages 431-453.
  2. Berntsen, Kjersti Norgård & Kravdal, Øystein, 2012. "The relationship between mortality and time since divorce, widowhood or remarriage in Norway," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 75(12), pages 2267-2274.
  3. Kravdal, Øystein, 2013. "The poorer cancer survival among the unmarried in Norway: Is much explained by comorbidities?," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 81(C), pages 42-52.
  4. Shor, Eran & Roelfs, David J. & Bugyi, Paul & Schwartz, Joseph E., 2012. "Meta-analysis of marital dissolution and mortality: Reevaluating the intersection of gender and age," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 75(1), pages 46-59.

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