CeLSIUS

Partnership status, health and mortality: Between health selection and living arrangements

Sebastian Franke and Hill Kulu, University of Liverpool, David Lucy, University of Lancaster

(Project no. 0301675, previously 30167)

The main goal of the project is investigate differences in mortality by partnership status in England and Wales and examine the causes of mortality differentials. Data from the ONS Longitudinal Study (LS) will be used to analyse mortality differences by partnership status between 2001 and 2011.

This project investigates differences in health and mortality by partnership status in England and Wales and examines the causes of mortality differentials.

The study is conducted in two steps:

Stage 1

Data from the ONS Longitudinal Study (LS) will be used to investigate mortality differences by partnerships status and changes over time; separate analysis will be conducted for men and women. Information on deaths of sample members is available on annual basis, data on partnership status (and socioeconomic characteristics) come from census years; a large sample allows for a detailed and reliable analysis of mortality patterns by partnerships status between two population censuses. 

Stage 2

The analysis of ONS LS data will provide a detailed information on mortality and health differentials by partnership status. In order to investigate the causes of observed differences data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) will be used. The rich data-set allows for the identification of the contribution of various factors to mortality and health differences by partnership status (whether the differences exist because of marriage protection or rather due to a selection of healthy individuals into partnership).  

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