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Sociodemographic Differentials in Adult Mortality: A Review of Analytic Approaches

Citation

Hummer, Robert A.; Rogers, Richard G.; & Eberstein, Isaac W. (1998). Sociodemographic Differentials in Adult Mortality: A Review of Analytic Approaches. Population and Development Review, 24(3), 553-78.

Abstract

Sociodemographic differences in US adult mortality, although increasingly better documented, remain poorly understood. Differential mortality studies often adopt descriptive approaches that are narrow in scope and conceptually ambiguous. Following a discussion of the conventional approches used to analyze differentials in adult mortality, the authors pose a series of questions aimed at encouraging research on differential mortality along new, causally pertinent directions. These include the modeling of differential mortality in a proximate determinants perspective, the incorporation of time into differential mortality models, the inclusion of more refined outcome easures, and the use of a macro-level perspective to better understand mortality differentials. Examples of recent studies expanding in these directions are briefly described.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2808154

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Population and Development Review

Author(s)

Hummer, Robert A.
Rogers, Richard G.
Eberstein, Isaac W.

Year Published

1998

Volume Number

24

Issue Number

3

Pages

553-78

Reference ID

8387