Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223982
Authors: 
Khvan, Margarita
Smorodenkova, Elizaveta
Yakovlev, Evgeny
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13540
Abstract: 
We assess the short-term effects of the two recent economic crises, the Great Recession and the collapse of the USSR, on the elderly mortality in Russia. According to our study, crises have led to an increase in mortality with quantitatively similar elasticities of death with respect to GDP fall for both events. Further analysis of the Great Recession suggests that income depreciation, limited access to medical services, and an increase in alcohol consumption are responsible for the rise in mortality. While increases at a higher rate compared to overall mortality, alcohol-related mortality explains a relatively small part of total mortality rise.
Subjects: 
mortality
crises
JEL: 
J1
H1
I1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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