Sex differentials in premature death among professionals Part I

  • Denis Ladbrook


This is Part I of a two-part article.

A reversal of the sex differential in mortality appears in the 1968–72 death rates of white Wisconsin professionals. Six types of possible measurement error do not account for this finding. Substantially more professional women were not married, and this differential in the distribution of marital status accounted for 37.8 per cent of the women’s deaths. The results linking marital status and mortality are discussed in terms of Durkheim’s concepts of social integration andanomie, and are related to recent empirical studies connecting marriage and parenthood with health and mortality.

Part II will further analyse the data in terms of cause of death and occupational variables.


Social Support Marital Status Death Certificate Stressful Life Event Social Integration 
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  • Denis Ladbrook
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  1. 1.School of Social WorkCurtin University of Technology

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