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Inequalities in Longevity by Education Level in Spain: A Life Satisfaction Approach

  • Authors
  • Solé-Auró, A.; Lozano, M.
  • UPF authors
  • Type
  • Articles de recerca
  • Journal títle
  • Social Indicators Research
  • Publication year
  • 2019
  • Volume
  • 144
  • Number
  • 2
  • Pages
  • 729-744
  • ISSN
  • 0303-8300
  • Publication State
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • apos; (INE) are combined with prevalences of life satisfaction using the 2013 European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions. Satisfaction was defined through a single question about life satisfaction on a scale of 0-10. Results show that the smoothed age-specific prevalences of satisfaction increased with higher education level for both genders. Generally, women tended to report higher levels of satisfaction than men. Spanish women also have a higher LE, regardless of education, but the gender gap is larger among the highest educated. Highly educated women are expected to live 7.3 years more than men at the age of 30. Differences in satisfied LE favor women over men at both ages. The higher the education level is, the largest the satisfied LE. Among the highly educated, women at 30 will live happily 7.5 years more than men. To our knowledge, this is the first study that estimates subjective LE according to education level in Spain. We conclude that even though people in Spain are living longer and healthier than ever before, health inequalities still persist as only those with high education attainments will spend more years feeling satisfied with their lives than unsatisfied.
  • Complete citation
  • Solé-Auró, A.; Lozano, M.. Inequalities in Longevity by Education Level in Spain: A Life Satisfaction Approach. Social Indicators Research 2019; 144(2): 729-744.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 2 times cited Scopus
  • 3 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 0.875 (2019)