Length of life and the pensions of five million retired German men.

@article{Shkolnikov2008LengthOL,
  title={Length of life and the pensions of five million retired German men.},
  author={V. M. Shkolnikov and Rembrandt D. Scholz and Dmitri A. Jdanov and Michael Stegmann and Hans-Martin von Gaudecker},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={264-9}
}
BACKGROUND Socioeconomic differences in old-age mortality have not been studied in Germany. This study fills in the gap, evaluating mortality and life expectancy differentials among retired German men aged 65+ in 2003. METHODS Mortality rates are calculated from the administrative database on all public pensions and deaths of pensioners in 2003. Relative mortality rates and life expectancies are estimated for population subgroups according to the quintiles of lifetime earnings, type of… CONTINUE READING

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