Women outlive men more as they become old

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Resumé

Women outlive men almost anywhere in the world. However, which are the main ages contributing to this inequality is not clear. The main explanations for the women’s advantage, which relate to favorable differences in sex hormones and more reckless behaviors of men, display their strongest effect at young-adult ages. Therefore, one would expect these ages to be the main contributors to the current gender gap in life expectancy. However, an account of the present status in low mortality countries reveals that the largest sexdifference in mortality occurs at very old ages. As survival patterns at old age are becoming more and more important in driving the overall mortality trends, old ages are likely to become crucial components of the gender difference in life expectancy. The aim of this paper is to analyze the role of old ages over time in determining the gender gap in life expectancy.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato8. aug. 2017
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 8. aug. 2017
Begivenhed28th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population - Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, Sydafrika
Varighed: 29. sep. 20174. nov. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 28
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Konference

Konference28th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
Nummer28
LokationCape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC)
LandSydafrika
ByCape Town
Periode29/09/201704/11/2017
Internetadresse

Fingeraftryk

life expectancy
mortality
gender
old age
young adult
gender-specific factors
present
trend

Citer dette

Zarulli, V., Oksuzyan, A., Jeune, B., Christensen, K., Oeppen, J., Vaupel, J. W., & Lindahl-Jacobsen, R. (2017). Women outlive men more as they become old. Abstract fra 28th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Cape Town, Sydafrika.
Zarulli, Virginia ; Oksuzyan, Anna ; Jeune, Bernard ; Christensen, Kaare ; Oeppen, James ; Vaupel, James W. ; Lindahl-Jacobsen, Rune. / Women outlive men more as they become old. Abstract fra 28th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Cape Town, Sydafrika.1 s.
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2017. Abstract fra 28th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Cape Town, Sydafrika.

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Zarulli V, Oksuzyan A, Jeune B, Christensen K, Oeppen J, Vaupel JW et al. Women outlive men more as they become old. 2017. Abstract fra 28th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Cape Town, Sydafrika.