Socioeconomic Differentials in Mortality in Finland and the United States: The Role of Income and Education

Irma T. Elo, University of Pennsylvania
Pekka Martikainen, University of Helsinki
Kirsten Smith, University of Pennsylvania

We investigate educational and income inequality in mortality by age and sex in Finland and the United States in the 1980s, and assess whether associations exhibit similar patterns in the two countries. The results will advance our understanding of mortality differentials by socioeconomic status in two settings with different social welfare and health care systems.

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Presented in Session 159: Comparative Mortality Analyses