Survival and Longevity


Natural Experiments and the Determinants of Old-Age Survival — Life-Expectancy Convergence after German Reunification and the Importance of Changing Mortality Conditions

Fanny Annemarie Kluge, James W. Vaupel, Roland Rau, Tobias Vogt

Old-age survival is predominantly shaped by the general mortality environment. We investigate the contributions of different factors – such as income, health-care, and familial social support – to reductions in old-age mortality. We use natural experiments, such as German reunification, to identify the major determinants of human survival to oldest ages.Detailed description

Research keywords: Ageing, Mortality and Longevity

Region keywords: Germany


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