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Papeles de población

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ESCALANTE RIVAS, Nancy; HAM CHANDE, Roberto  and  ECHARRI CANOVAS, Carlos. Socio-economic characteristics of population 50+ surviving from 2001 to 2012. Pap. poblac [online]. 2017, vol.23, n.92, pp.9-38. ISSN 2448-7147.

Demographics, health condition, socio-economic status and life-styles related to life-cycle background determine mortality of the population 50 and over. A regression survival model on longitudinal variables allows estimates on the age at death. Findings show that socio-economic status largely explains survival even after controlling for demographic and health variables. Initial socio-economic status is steady and differences throughout the life-cycle are kept. The stability of the effect from income and education is not due to selective survival after age 50 but to a selection previous to that age.

Keywords : Aging; survival; mortality; socio-economic status.

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