publication . Book . 2017

Gender Inequality in Survival at Older Ages

Sanderson, W.; Scherbov, S.;
  • Published: 21 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: WP-17-002
  • Country: Austria
Gender gaps are typically measured by subtracting the survival rates for women from that of men. In most countries and at most ages, these gender gaps indicate a survival rate disadvantage for men. This method is not informative because it is unclear whether larger or smaller gaps would be more equitable. Here we reconceptualize the gender gap in survival based on differences from gender-specific best practice rates and express those gender gaps in the metric years of age. If the age-specific survival rates for women in a particular country are farther behind the best-practice survival rates for women than the survival rates for men are behind their best-practic...
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