Old-age mortality in Israel: Analysis of variation and change

Jona Schellekens, Dov Friedlander, Refaela Sharashov Cohen

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Inequalities in longevity across population subgroups characterize every society. This study analyzes such differentials inlife expectancy and cause-specific death rates among the elderly Jewish population in Israel. It covers a period of five years around the 1983 census, with comparisons to a similar period around the 1972 census. The analysis is restricted to the Jewish population because the socio-economic and cultural characteristics, as well as the quality of data, differ greatly between the Jewish and the Arab populations. Indeed, the quality of vital records as well as census data of the Arab population is problematic and raises difficulties both in analysis and in interpretation.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationIsrael's Destiny
Subtitle of host publicationFertility and Mortality in a Divided Society
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781351511308
ISBN (Print)9781412806268
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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