Open Access Research

The contribution of educational inequalities to lifespan variation

Alyson A van Raalte12*, Anton E Kunst3, Olle Lundberg45, Mall Leinsalu67, Pekka Martikainen8, Barbara Artnik9, Patrick Deboosere10, Irina Stirbu2, Bogdan Wojtyniak11 and Johan P Mackenbach2

Author Affiliations

1 Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

2 Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

3 Department of Public Health, Academic MC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4 Centre for Health Equity Studies, Stockholm University/Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

5 Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden

6 Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, Södertörn University, Södertörn, Sweden

7 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia

8 Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

9 Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

10 Department of Social Research, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

11 Department of Monitoring and Analyses of Population Health, National Institute of Public Health-National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland

For all author emails, please log on.

Population Health Metrics 2012, 10:3  doi:10.1186/1478-7954-10-3

Published: 16 February 2012

Additional files

Additional file 1:

The file contains the following: Methods for the calculation and decomposition of Theil's index and the variance in lifespan variation, full results using the variance measure, and results comparing the usage of linked and unlinked Lithuanian data.

Format: DOC Size: 79KB Download file

This file can be viewed with: Microsoft Word Viewer

Open Data