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The China Puzzle: Falling Happiness in a Rising Economy
Over the 1990–2000 decade happiness in China plummeted despite massive improvement in material living standards. This finding contradicts the notion that income growth at low living standards leadsExpand
Why is less money spent on health care for the elderly than for the rest of the population? Health care rationing in German hospitals.
The consequences of population ageing for the public health care system and health care costs may be less severe than is commonly assumed. Hospital discharge data from Germany's largest healthExpand
Girls preferred? Changing Patterns of Sex Preferences in the Two German States
Parental preferences for the sex of children are a prominent subject of study in some Asian and African countries where sex-selective behavior has led to skewed sex-ratios. In Europe orExpand
Love and Death in Germany: The Marital Biography and Its Effect on Mortality.
Most studies dealing with the impact of marriage on mortality treat being married as a once-and-for-all status. However, multiple life changes in marital status characterize the modern life course.Expand
Time to retire--time to die? A prospective cohort study of the effects of early retirement on long-term survival.
In a long-term prospective cohort study we try to assess selective and protective impacts of early retirement on life expectancy. The results are based on the members of a compulsory German healthExpand
Old-age mortality in Germany prior to and after reunification
Recent trends in German life expectancy show a considerable increase. Most of this increase has resulted from decreasing mortality at older ages. Patterns of oldest old mortality (ages 80+) differedExpand
High educational attainment moderates the association between dental health-care supply and utilization in Europe.
In line with the theory of supplier-induced demand, an increased physician density often goes along with a higher utilization of medical services, including dental services. This study aimed toExpand
Love and death in Germany: the marital biography and its impact on mortality
Most studies dealing with the impact of marriage on mortality treat being married as a once-and-for-all status. However, multiple life changes in marital status characterize the modern life course.Expand
Old-Age Mortality in Germany 1 Old-Age Mortality in Germany prior to and after Reunification
Recent trends in German life expectancy show considerable improvement. Most of the improvement resulted from decreasing mortality at older ages. Patterns of oldest old mortality (ages 80+) differedExpand
Why are Middle-Aged People so Depressed? Evidence from West Germany
Does happiness vary with age? The evidence is inconclusive. Some studies show happiness to increase with age (Diener et al. 1999; Argyle 2001). Others hold that the association is U-shaped withExpand
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