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Education and Gender Differences in Mortality Rates

Cristina Bellés-Obrero, Sergi Jiménez-Martín and Judit Vall Castello ()

CRC TR 224 Discussion Paper Series from University of Bonn and University of Mannheim, Germany

Abstract: We examine the gender asymmetries in mortality generated by a Spanish reform raising the legal working age from 14 to 16 in 1980. While the reform, though its effects on education, decreased mortality at ages 14-29 among men (6.3%) and women (8.9%), it increased mortality for prime-age women (30-45) by 6.3%. This last effect is driven by increases in HIV mortality, as well as by diseases of the nervous and circulatory system. All in all, these patterns help explain the narrowing age gap in life expectancy between women and men in Spain.

Keywords: minimum working age; education; mortality; gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I20 J10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 43
Date: 2019-07
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