Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82277
Authors: 
van den Berg, Gerard J.
Gupta, Sumedha
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2011:23
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the interplay between early-life conditions and marital status, as determinants of adult mortality. We use individual data from Dutch registers (years 1815-2000), combined with business cycle conditions in childhood as indicators of earlylife conditions. The empirical analysis estimates bivariate duration models of marriage and mortality, allowing for unobserved heterogeneity and causal effects. Results show that conditions around birth and school ages are important for marriage and mortality. Men typically enjoy a protective effect of marriage on mortality, whereas women suffer during childbearing ages. Having been born under favorable economic conditions reduces female mortality during childbearing ages.
Subjects: 
death
longevity
recession
life expectancy
lifetimes
marital status
timing of events
selectivity
health
JEL: 
I12
J14
E32
N33
N13
C41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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