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Inequality in Mortality: Updated Estimates for the United States, Canada and France*

Michael Baker, Janet Currie (), Boriana Miloucheva, Hannes Schwandt and Josselin Thuilliez ()
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Boriana Miloucheva: University of Toronto [Scarborough, Canada]
Hannes Schwandt: Northwestern University [Evanston]
Josselin Thuilliez: CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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Abstract: This study provides comparisons of inequalities in mortality between the United States, Canada and France using the most recent available data. The period between 2010 and 2018 saw increases in mortality and in inequality in mortality for most age and gender groups in the United States. The main exceptions were children under 5 and adults over 65. In contrast, Canada saw a further flattening of mortality gradients in most groups, as well as further declines in overall mortality. The sole exception was Canadian women over 80 years old, who saw small increases in mortality rates. France saw continuing improvements in mortality rates in all groups. Both Canada and France have distributions of mortality that are much more equal than those in the United States, demonstrating the importance of public policy in the achievement of equality in health.

Keywords: age-specific mortality; Canada; France; mortality inequality; United States (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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Published in Fiscal Studies, Wiley, 2021, Special Issue on the Evolution of Mortality Inequality in 11 OECD Countries, 1990–2018: A Geographical Approach, 42 (1), pp.25-46. ⟨10.1111/1475-5890.12263⟩

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DOI: 10.1111/1475-5890.12263

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