Friday, September 2
9:00 - 10:30 • Room P 1

Session 50. Disparities in mortality trends across developed countries

Chair: Ronny Westerman, Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB)

1. Health convergence between East and West Germany as reflected in long-term cause-specific mortality trends: how much was due to reunification?Pavel Grigoriev, Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research; Marketa Pechholdova, University of Economics, Prague (VSE).

2. The contribution of alcohol to life expectancy differentials across countries and over time in EuropeSergi Trias-Llimós, University of Groningen; Anton E. Kunst, University of Amsterdam; Fanny Janssen, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and University of Groningen.

3. Cohort survival comparisons among industrialized countries: the truncated cross-sectional average length of life approachMarilia Nepomuceno, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG); Vladimir Canudas-Romo, Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging.

4. Why are Northern Europeans falling behind in life expectancy? An international comparison of age and cause of death, 1970-2009Alyson A. van Raalte, Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research; Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research and New Economic School, Russia.

5. Mortality trends in Baltic countries before, during and after Soviet dominationFrance Meslé, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED); Jacques Vallin, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED).

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