Predictors of Mortality among the Elderly

TitlePredictors of Mortality among the Elderly
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsHurd, MD, McFadden, D, Merrill, A
EditorWise, DA
Book TitleThemes in the Economics of Aging
PublisherUniv. of Chicago Press
KeywordsDemographics, Expectations, Health Conditions and Status, Net Worth and Assets

This paper examines the quantitative importance of some predictors of mortality among the population aged 70 and over. As expected, this research confirms that socioeconomic status is related to mortality. This relationship is strong at younger ages and appears to weaken as the cohort gets older. The 13 health indicators are also strong predictors of mortality. Results also show that subjective probabilities of survival predict mortality and remain strong predictors even after controlling for socioeconomic indicators and health conditions.


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Basic Demographics/Economic Status/Health Status/Subjective Probabilities of Survival/Mortality Rates between waves 1 and 2 of the AHEAD

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AHEAD 1993 and 1995

Short TitlePredictors of Mortality among the Elderly
Citation Key5173