Mortality

The goal of the project is to compare different explanations for the mortality crisis in post-communist countries. This crisis is also compared with other major cases of known declines in life expectancy due to social, ‘non-material’ reasons in order to draw out lessons about the type of stress shocks that can lead to an increase in mortality.We also aim to analyse the rapid recovery of life expectancy after the crisis in Eastern Europe and Russia and other former Soviet states in the 2000s.


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Vladimir Popov
Vladimir Popov
Research Director in Economics & Political sciences, DOC Research Institute

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