Changes in mortality disparities by education in Russia from 1998 to 2017: evidence from indirect estimation

European Journal of Public Health, 32:1, 21–23 (2022)
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This article addresses two unresolved methodological issues related to prior research on Russia that was based on census-unlinked data and did not account for the substantial increase in the share of death records with missing information on education. The study uses a proportional mortality analysis method relying on a case–control framework, together with a plausible imputation-based solution for the redistribution of the unknown education on death records. The new results suggest that high levels of  inequality persist, but they do not support recent findings indicating that the educational gap in life expectancy has substantially widened.

Schlagwörter: Russland, differential mortality, education, estimates
Das Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung (MPIDR) in Rostock ist eines der international führenden Zentren für Bevölkerungswissenschaft. Es gehört zur Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, einer der weltweit renommiertesten Forschungsgemeinschaften.