Young adult excess mortality in Switzerland: The role of socioeconomic vulnerability

TitleYoung adult excess mortality in Switzerland: The role of socioeconomic vulnerability
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsRemund, A
JournalPopulation
Volume73
Number3
Pagination445–480
ISSN0032-4663
Abstract

Beyond the first years of life, the risk of dying increases with age, but more or less quickly. Early adulthood is marked by a temporary increase of this risk, in particular for young males. The origins of this excess mortality remain poorly understood and are hotly debated. Does it concern all young people? Is it attributable to biological or to social factors? Adrien Remund describes the excess mortality of a cohort of young adults living in Switzerland and focuses on the moderating or amplifying role of socioeconomic factors.

URLhttps://www.cairn-int.info/article-E_POPU_1803_0467–young-adult-excess-mortality-in.htm
DOI10.3917/popu.1803.0445