Effects of husbands' and wives' education on each other's mortality.

@article{Jaffe2006EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of husbands' and wives' education on each other's mortality.},
  author={Dena H. Jaffe and Zvi Eisenbach and Yehuda Neumark and Orly Manor},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={2014-23}
}
Education is an important predictor of one's own cardiovascular disease (CVD) and overall mortality. Little is known, however, regarding the effect of other individuals, specifically a spouse, on these risks. In the present study, we examine the contribution of a spouse's educational attainment and the effect of educational discrepancy between spouses on CVD and overall mortality. Data were taken from the Israel Longitudinal Mortality Study, which linked a 20% sample of the 1983 census to… CONTINUE READING