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Success has many fathers, failure remains an orphan

Bonneux, L.G.A. (2011) Success has many fathers, failure remains an orphan. European Journal of Epidemiology, 26, 897-898. ISSN 1573-7284.

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Was the sharp upturn of life expectancy in the Netherlands partly due to increased health care funding for the elderly? I argue that there is nothing unusual to the increasing life expectancy since the beginning of the twenty-first century, and that there is no observable relationship with changed health care funding whatsoever. What was highly unusual was the rather dramatic lagging of Dutch life expectancy between 1980 and 2000. The reasons of this failure remain clouded in mystery.

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Ned. Interdisc. Demografisch Instituut (NIDI)
ID Code:10107
Deposited On:13 Jan 2012 01:00
Last Modified:10 Feb 2012 15:53

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