Mortality Crisis in Russia Revisited: Evidence from Cross-Regional Comparison
AbstractThis paper provides evidence from cross-regional comparisons that the Russian mortality crisis (mortality rate increased from 1.0% to 1.6% in 1989-94 and stayed at a level of 1.4-1.6% thereafter) was caused mostly by stress factors (increased unemployment, labor turnover, migration, divorces, income inequalities), and by the increase in unnatural deaths (murders, suicides, accidents), but not so much by the increase in alcohol consumption (even though it also increased due to the same stress factors). Health infrastructure of a region had a positive impact on life expectancy only in regions with high income inequalities (large share of highest income group).
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Date of creation: May 2009
Date of revision: Dec 2009
MORTALITY CRISIS IN RUSSIA;
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- Vladimir Popov, 2011. "Mortality Crisis in Russia Revisited: Evidence from Cross-regional Comparison," Working Papers w0157, Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR).
- P36 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- P27 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Performance and Prospects
- J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
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- NEP-ALL-2010-03-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-CIS-2010-03-28 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-HEA-2010-03-28 (Health Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2010-03-28 (Transition Economics)
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