Sex differences in human survival have been extensively investigated in many studies that have in part uncovered the biological determinants that promote a longer life in females with respect to males. Moreove...
Gender differences in survival across the ages of life
Citation: Genus 2023 79:1
Population aging is evolving at different rates across countries and over time, and it represents a long-term challenge for both the sustainability of pension schemes and for the realization of public intergen...Citation: Genus 2022 78:27
Investigation of gender differences in stillbirths in Italian regions at the turn of the nineteenth century
Data quality issues have hindered the analysis of the determinants of stillbirths in the years following Italian unification. By exploiting panel data techniques to take into account the possible effect of sti...Citation: Genus 2022 78:25
Sex-differences in excess death risk during the COVID-19 pandemic: an analysis of the first wave across Italian regions. What have we learned?
In this commentary, we bring together knowledge on sex-differences in excess death during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, one of the most hit European countries. We zoom into Italian regions ...Citation: Genus 2022 78:24
Patterns in age and cause of death contribution to the sex gap in life expectancy: a comparison among ten countries
Women live longer than men and the absolute difference between male and female mortality risk reaches its maximum at old ages. We decomposed the sex gap in life expectancy and investigated the changes over tim...Citation: Genus 2022 78:23
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, chil...Citation: Genus 2022 78:19