Mortality following conjugal bereavement, Belgium 1991-96: the unexpected effect of education.

@article{Lusyne2001MortalityFC,
  title={Mortality following conjugal bereavement, Belgium 1991-96: the unexpected effect of education.},
  author={Patrick Lusyne and Hilary Page and John Lievens},
  journal={Population studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={281-9}
}
This paper examines excess mortality following spousal bereavement by time since bereavement, sex, age, and education. The main hypothesis challenged is that higher education buffers the harmful effects of spousal loss. Using a log-rate model, death-rate ratios (widowed/married) are estimated for 49,849 and 126,746 Belgian widowers and widows and an equal number of non-bereaved controls matched to the bereaved on their socio-demographic characteristics. The hypothesis that the more educated… CONTINUE READING

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