Book Chapter

Der Zusammenhang von Bildung und Lebenserwartung in Mittel- und Osteuropa

Jasilionis, D., Jdanov, D. A., Leinsalu, M.

[Education and mortality in Central and Eastern Europe]

In: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / Generalverwaltung (Ed.): Jahrbuch der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 2007: Tätigkeitsberichte, Zahlen, Fakten, 103-108 (2007)
München: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften.

Keywords: Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Russian Federation, differential mortality, education, mortality


The political and socio-economic transition in Central and Eastern European countries was associated with a notable variation in mortality trends. Russia, Lithuania, and Estonia experienced large fluctuations and increases in mortality. Findings of a research project at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research demonstrate that improvements in population education in these countries counterbalanced the overall mortality increase.