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The impact of a migration-caused selection effect on regional mortality differences in Italy and Germany

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The impact of a migration-caused selection effect on regional mortality differences in Italy and Germany Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 1 · D-18057 Rostock · GERMANY Tel +49 (0) 3 81 20 81 - 0; Fax +49 (0) 3 81 20 81 - 202; http://www.demogr.mpg.de This working paper has been approved for release by: Gabriele Doblhammer-Reiter ([email protected]) Co-Director of the Rostock Center for the Study of Demographic Change. © Copyright is held by the authors. Working papers of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research receive only limited review. Views or opinions expressed in working papers are attributable to the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Institute. The impact of a migration-caused selection effect on regional mortality differences in Italy and Germany MPIDR WORKING PAPER WP 2008-027 NOVEMBER 2008 Marc Luy Graziella Caselli - 1 - The impact of a migration-caused selection effect on regional mortality differences in Italy and Germany1 Marc Luy* and Graziella Caselli** * Federal Institute for Population Research, Wiesbaden, Germany ** Department of Demography, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy Paper presented at the PAA 2004 Annual Meeting, Boston, April 1-3 1. Introduction and aim of the study Regional mortality differences are known for a lot of countries but are usually exam- ined solely for single nations. One of the very few exceptions is the comparative description of regional mortality differences in several countries by Caselli and Vallin (2002). The aim of this research project is to do a comparative analysis of regional mortality differences in Ger- many and Italy that exceeds the level of pure description and analyses also the causes of this differences on the macro as well as on the micro level. In both countries survival conditions are not uniquely distributed over the whole national areas. However, a more detail

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