Mortality and economic fluctuations Evidence from wavelet analysis for Sweden 1800-2000
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
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 25, no 4, 1215-1235 p.
Mortality, GDP growth, Wavelet
Research subject Public Health Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38485DOI: 10.1007/s00148-010-0342-8ISI: 000305526500002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-38485DiVA: diva2:896843