EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Reproductive history and mortality later in life for Austrian women

Gabriele Doblhammer and James W. Vaupel
Additional contact information
Gabriele Doblhammer: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
James W. Vaupel: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

No WP-1999-012, MPIDR Working Papers from Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

Abstract: How does a woman’s reproductive history influence her life span? We find that parity and both an early and late birth significantly influence longevity. The impact of a woman’s reproductive history on her life span is minor, however, compared to the influence of her level of education or family status. Differences according to reproductive history are not explained by differences in educational status or family status. The mortality advantage of women who gave birth in their forties (late mothers) mainly originates from their comparatively lower risk of heart disease, despite an increase in the risk of breast cancer. Do women who give birth later in life age at a slower rate or is their mortality proportionally lower at all ages? We present evidence that from age 70 onward late mothers age at a lower rate. This may be the result of both biological and social factors. (AUTHORS)

JEL-codes: J1 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1999
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.demogr.mpg.de/Papers/Working/wp-1999-012.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:dem:wpaper:wp-1999-012

DOI: 10.4054/MPIDR-WP-1999-012

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in MPIDR Working Papers from Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Peter Wilhelm ().

 
Page updated 2021-05-14
Handle: RePEc:dem:wpaper:wp-1999-012