The gendered widowhood effect and social mortality gap

  title={The gendered widowhood effect and social mortality gap},
  author={Filip Dabergott},
  journal={Population Studies},
  pages={295 - 307}
With few exceptions, greater disparities in mortality risk by socio-economic status (SES) have been found among men than among women. Most research has also shown that the higher mortality risk after widowhood (the widowhood effect) is greater for men. However, a different picture appears when examining these associations jointly. Based on Swedish register data, this study shows that widowhood weakens, or even reverses, the sex differences in socio-economic disparities in mortality. The overall… 

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