Do Single Fathers Suffer As Much As Single Mothers? a Comparison in Health and Mortality for Single Parents in Denmark
Angela Carollo, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Mine Kühn, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Anna Oksuzyan, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
The study is conducted linked high-quality Danish register data on the total Danish population. Survival analyses and several regression techniques are used to identify differences in mortality and health outcomes among the single parent and partnered households. We expect to detect worse mortality and health outcomes for both single fathers and single mothers in comparison to their partnered counterparts. This result will be mainly explained by the economic disadvantage many single parents are exposed to. Further, we assume to find similar gender differences in health and mortality among the single parent and partnered households.
Presented in Poster Session 1