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The Best Predictors of Survival: Do They Vary by Age, Sex, and Race?

Author(s): Goldman, Noreen; Glei, Dana A.; Weinstein, Maxine

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Abstract: Myriad factors in a large number of studies have been linked to human survival, encompassing influences such as the social environment as well as proximate determinants such as health conditions and biological markers. For example, an extensive literature explores Link and Phelan’s premise that social conditions are “fundamental causes” of disease that involve access to the necessary resources to both prevent and treat illness (Link and Phelan 1995). A long history of research demonstrates that a large number of such factors, including education, income, and social networks, are significantly associated with subsequent mortality (see, for example, Elo 2009).
Publication Date: Sep-2017
Citation: Goldman, Noreen, Glei, Dana A., Weinstein, Maxine. (2017). The Best Predictors of Survival: Do They Vary by Age, Sex, and Race? Population and Development Review, 43 (3), 541 - 560. doi:10.1111/padr.12079
DOI: doi:10.1111/padr.12079
ISSN: 0098-7921
Pages: 541 - 560
Language: eng
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Population and Development Review
Version: Author's manuscript

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