Women Outlive Men More When 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 sex difference 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
Publikationsdato15. dec. 2016
StatusUdgivet - 15. dec. 2016
BegivenhedPopulation Association of America 2017 - Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Varighed: 24. apr. 201729. maj 2017
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Konference

KonferencePopulation Association of America 2017
LokationHilton Chicago
LandUSA
ByChicago, IL
Periode24/04/201729/05/2017
Internetadresse

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Zarulli, V, Oksuzyan, A, Jeune, B, Christensen, K, Oeppen, J, Vaupel, JW & Lindahl-Jacobsen, R 2016, 'Women Outlive Men More When They Become Old', Population Association of America 2017, Chicago, IL, USA, 24/04/2017 - 29/05/2017.

Women Outlive Men More When They Become Old. / Zarulli, Virginia; Oksuzyan, Anna; Jeune, Bernard; Christensen, Kaare; Oeppen, James; Vaupel, James W. ; Lindahl-Jacobsen, Rune.

2016. Abstract fra Population Association of America 2017, Chicago, IL, USA.

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Zarulli V, Oksuzyan A, Jeune B, Christensen K, Oeppen J, Vaupel JW et al. Women Outlive Men More When They Become Old. 2016. Abstract fra Population Association of America 2017, Chicago, IL, USA.