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Mortality and economic fluctuations Evidence from wavelet analysis for Sweden 1800-2000
Univ Orebro, Swedish Business Sch, Dept Econ, S-70182 Orebro, Sweden.;Karlstad Univ, Dept Econ, Karlstad, Sweden..ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1113-7478
Ctr Transport Studies, Stockholm, Sweden.;Swedish Natl Rd & Transport Res Inst, Stockholm, Sweden..
2012 (English)In: Journal of Population Economics, ISSN 0933-1433, E-ISSN 1432-1475, Vol. 25, no 4, 1215-1235 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using wavelet methods, this paper analyzes the relationship between the age-adjusted, infant, and cause-specific mortality rates and the business cycle in Sweden over the period 1800-2000 (1911-1996 for cause-specific mortality). For the period 1800-2000, an increase in GDP by 1% decreased mortality by 0.7%. This overall relationship is due to a strong counter-cyclical relationship in the nineteenth century, which disappeared in the twentieth century. In contrast, in the twentieth century higher mortality in economic upturns is found for mortality caused by circulatory diseases (including stroke) and accidents.

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2012. Vol. 25, no 4, 1215-1235 p.
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Mortality, GDP growth, Wavelet
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Public Health Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38485DOI: 10.1007/s00148-010-0342-8ISI: 000305526500002OAI: diva2:896843
Available from: 2016-01-22 Created: 2015-11-23 Last updated: 2016-02-01Bibliographically approved

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