Childbearing history, later-life health, and mortality in Germany.

  title={Childbearing history, later-life health, and mortality in Germany.},
  author={Karsten Hank},
  journal={Population studies},
  volume={64 3},
Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we investigated the role of childbearing history in later-life health and mortality, paying particular attention to possible differences by sex and region. Higher parity is associated with better self-rated health in West German mothers and fathers aged 50+, but its relationship with East German women's physical health and survival is negative. Early motherhood is paralleled by poorer physical health in West Germany, whereas late motherhood is… CONTINUE READING


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