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Youth mortality in European countries: a comparative analysis

Neodemos. 2015.
Nikolayuk E. A.

In the 2nd part of the XX century significant demographic changes occurred in the majority of European countries, in particular it was manifested in the mortality decline and in life expectancy increase. In Russia the mortality trends were different: there was a stagnation period from the mid-60th which was followed by dramatic mortality increase in all age groups except infant. Youth mortality has huge impact on life expectancy and total mortality of the society. Decomposition by age shows that 14% of changes in life expectancy from 1990 to 1995 are young people mortality. Youth mortality is mostly mortality due to external causes. In Russia more than 50% deaths among young women are deaths due to external causes (such as traffic accidents and suicides) and for young men this proportion is 70% This paper examines the reasons of high youth mortality in Russian compare to the other European countries.