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Life Expectancy and its Determinants in the Czech Republic

Author(s): Mgr. Michal Paulus , Vojtech Korbelius
Mgr. Tomáš Troch , Vojtech Korbelius
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2016
Number: 6
Published in: IES Working Papers 06/2016
Publishing place: Prague
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Suggested Citation: Korbelius V., Paulus M., Troch T. (2016). “Life Expectancy and its Determinants in the Czech Republic” IES Working Paper 06/2016. IES FSV. Charles University.
Abstract: We model the life expectancy function for the Czech Republic using three types of explanatory variables: socio-economic, healthcare and environmental pollution factors. The paper presents the first life expectancy model of the Czech Republic and contributes to the existing literature also by the analysis of district level data and inclusion of environmental pollution variables. We found two qualitatively different life expectancy functions where one is applicable for men at the age of 45 and 65 and women at the age of 45 and the other is suitable for women at the age of 65. Key findings can be summarized as follows: only one healthcare factor was significant in all models simultaneously and environmental pollution factors were revealed as significant and should be included in other models of life expectancy function.
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