Old-age mortality in Israel: analysis of variation and change.

D. Friedlander*, J. Schellekens, R. S. Cohen

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This study analyses differentials in life expectancy and cause-specific death rates among the elderly Jewish population in Israel in the early 1970s and early 1980s. We find substantial inequality in old-age mortality levels across subpopulations in geographic units and show that this inequality increased between the two periods. Much of the variation in old-age mortality is explained by differences in economic and social status, ethnicity and religiosity. The importance of religiosity is of particular interest in the context of Israeli society.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)59-83
Number of pages25
JournalHealth transition review : the cultural, social, and behavioural determinants of health
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1995


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