|Title||Predictors of Mortality among the Elderly|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Authors||Hurd, MD, McFadden, D, Merrill, A|
|Book Title||Themes in the Economics of Aging|
|Publisher||Univ. of Chicago Press|
|Keywords||Demographics, 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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|Endnote Keywords|| |
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 Title||Predictors of Mortality among the Elderly|