In Italy, at least in the cohorts born up to the beginning of the twentieth century, women's mortality in post-reproductive ages was influenced by fertility, with large progenies (and, to a lesser extent, childlessness) leading to markedly lower survival chances. This relationship proved strong enough to affect the female-to-male ratio in old age as fertility declined. In this paper, we show that various measures of extra female survival at high ages are closely connected to the fertility transition in Italy, and to its peculiar historical and geographical evolution.

Fertility decline and the emergence of excess female survival in post-reproductive ages in Italy / Salinari, G; De Santis, G; Zarulli, V; Giuliani, C; Franceschi, C; Breschi, M. - In: GENUS. - ISSN 2035-5556. - ELETTRONICO. - 78:1(2022), pp. 19.1-19.16. [10.1186/s41118-022-00166-6]

Fertility decline and the emergence of excess female survival in post-reproductive ages in Italy

Giuliani, C;Franceschi, C;
2022

Abstract

In Italy, at least in the cohorts born up to the beginning of the twentieth century, women's mortality in post-reproductive ages was influenced by fertility, with large progenies (and, to a lesser extent, childlessness) leading to markedly lower survival chances. This relationship proved strong enough to affect the female-to-male ratio in old age as fertility declined. In this paper, we show that various measures of extra female survival at high ages are closely connected to the fertility transition in Italy, and to its peculiar historical and geographical evolution.
2022
Fertility decline and the emergence of excess female survival in post-reproductive ages in Italy / Salinari, G; De Santis, G; Zarulli, V; Giuliani, C; Franceschi, C; Breschi, M. - In: GENUS. - ISSN 2035-5556. - ELETTRONICO. - 78:1(2022), pp. 19.1-19.16. [10.1186/s41118-022-00166-6]
Salinari, G; De Santis, G; Zarulli, V; Giuliani, C; Franceschi, C; Breschi, M
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