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dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, Klaus F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRiphahn, Regina T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:17:19Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:17:19Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20852-
dc.description.abstractA number of studies suggest that mortality rates among East German men increasedin the wake of reunification, in particular between 1989 and 1991, in some age groupsby up to thirty percent. This study first examines the developments of mortality andcause of death statistics based on detailed regional data. The results indicate thatthere was indeed an increase in mortality rates which cannot be dismissed as astatistical artefact. Next, the paper discusses various theories explaining mortalitycrises and their relevance for the case of East Germany. Based on individual-levelpanel data the relationship between exposure to stress and overall health is shown.Apparently, the increase in mortality can be explained by the increase in individualstress levels after the economic, cultural and political consequences of reunification.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x6en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmortalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordstressen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordEast Germanyen_US
dc.subject.stwSterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwMänneren_US
dc.subject.stwStreßen_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Bundesländeren_US
dc.subject.stwNationale Einheiten_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleThe Mortality Crisis in East Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn830092730en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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