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Research Urban and Regional Studies Institute PRC

Regional mortality differences

Prinicipal Researcher

Fanny Janssen and Eva Kibele

Summary of the project

This project brings together a number of studies on regional mortality differences in the Netherlands, focusing on the trends over time, and the role of different causes of death, smoking, and migration therein.


  • Janssen, F., and A. Spriensma (2012) The contribution of smoking to regional mortality differences in the Netherlands. Demographic Research , 27, 233-260. Full text
  • Kibele E. and F. Janssen (2013) Distortion of regional old-age mortality rates due to late-life migration in the Netherlands? Demographic Research, 29(5): 105-132.

Papers under review

  • Towards declining regional mortality differences? An examination of sigma and beta convergence for the Netherlands (Fanny Janssen, Anthe van den Hende, Leo van Wissen)

Papers in progress

  • Causes of death responsible for regional differences in old-age mortality in the Northern Netherlands (Fanny Janssen & Paulien Hagedoorn (NIDI)
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