Why are socioeconomic mortality differences smaller among women than among men ?
This study examines whether women's socioeconomic mortality differences appear to be smaller than those of men because of:
(1) the choice of indicator used in measuring socioeconomic position;
(2) the confounding influence of other sociodemographic variables, either masking women's inequities or accentuating them among men;
or (3) differences in the cause of death structure between women and men.
The data set is based on individual records of the 1980 census linked with death records for the period 1981-85 in the 35-64-year old population in Finland.
According to each of the socioeconomic indicators applied in this study (level of education, occupational class, housing density and standard of equipment of the dwelling) the relative magnitude of inequalities among women is considerably smaller than among men.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Etat sanitaire, Homme, Sexe, Inégalité, Statut socioéconomique, Finlande, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Health status, Human, Sex, Inequality, Socioeconomic status, Finland, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0341816
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.