Popov, Vladimir (2009): Mortality Crisis in Russia Revisited: Evidence from Cross-Regional Comparison.
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This paper provides evidence from cross-regional comparisons that the Russian mortality crisis (mortality rate increased from 1.0% to 1.6% in 1989-94 and stayed at a level of 1.4-1.6% thereafter) was caused mostly by stress factors (increased unemployment, labor turnover, migration, divorces, income inequalities), and by the increase in unnatural deaths (murders, suicides, accidents), but not so much by the increase in alcohol consumption (even though it also increased due to the same stress factors). Health infrastructure of a region had a positive impact on life expectancy only in regions with high income inequalities (large share of highest income group).
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Mortality Crisis in Russia Revisited: Evidence from Cross-Regional Comparison|
|English Title:||Mortality Crisis in Russia Revisited: Evidence from Cross-Regional Comparison|
|Keywords:||MORTALITY CRISIS IN RUSSIA|
|Subjects:||P - Economic Systems > P3 - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions > P36 - Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production
P - Economic Systems > P2 - Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies > P27 - Performance and Prospects
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J11 - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
|Depositing User:||Vladimir Popov|
|Date Deposited:||13. Mar 2010 18:37|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 10:26|
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