Book Chapter

Der Zusammenhang von Bildung und Lebenserwartung in Mittel- und Osteuropa

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
München, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften (2007)


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