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Regionale Mortalitätsunterschiede in Baden-Württemberg

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  • Hans-Martin von Gaudecker

    (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA))

Diese Arbeit untersucht die zum Teil erstaunlich hohen Mortalitätsunterschiede in Baden-Württemberg. Zunächst wird die Möglichkeit ausgeschlossen, dass diese allein auf Zufallsschwankungen oder Fehlern im Meldewesen beruhen. Es schließen sich einige methodische ÄUberlegungen an, bevor eine Ursachenanalyse durchgeführt wird. Als Haupterklärungsgrund für die Sterblichkeitsunterschiede konnte der sozioökonomische Status herausgearbeitet werden: In Kreisen mit hohem Einkommen leben die Menschen im Durschschnitt länger als in Kreisen mit geringem Ein- kommen. Der Einfluss des sozioöokonomischen Status auf die Mortalität scheint durch höhere Bildung verstärkt oder sogar verursacht zu werden. Luftbelastung und Gesundheitsversorgung konnten nicht als diskriminierende Faktoren der Sterblichkeit in Baden-Württemberg festgestellt werden.

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Paper provided by Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in its series MEA discussion paper series with number 04046.

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Date of creation: 03 May 2004
Handle: RePEc:mea:meawpa:04046
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