In: Geografický časopis, vol. 59, no. 4
Anton Michálek - Peter Podolák
Selected determinants of regional differentiation of life expectancy at birth in Slovakia
Year, pages: 2007, 305 - 322
Keywords: life expectancy at birth, mortality, population of Slovakia, regional differentiation
From the demographic point of view, Slovakia is a European country with a relatively young population. The process of population ageing has already begun in Slovakia as well. Although under the influence of different factors the acceleration of population ageing in Slovakia is evident, life expectancy at birth is growing only slowly. Retrospective analysis of life expectancy at birth data showed unfavourable development during the past regime and present backwardness in comparison with economically developed countries. In comparison with the healthiest European populations Slovakia is characterized by significantly lower values of life expectancy at birth, particularly of men. The goal of the paper is to identify some of the main possible reasons for this situation and to outline probable influence and nature of the most important factors. From many social influences of a different kind mainly the level of education, quality of housing and economic inequalities are examined in relation to regional differences in life expectancy at birth. The paper also deals with the main characteristics and possible reasons of regional differentiation of this situation, that shows significantly different values in different regions of the country.
How to cite:
Michálek, A., Podolák, P. 2007. Selected determinants of regional differentiation of life expectancy at birth in Slovakia. In Geografický časopis, vol. 59, no.4, pp. 305-322. ISSN 0016-7193.
Michálek, A., Podolák, P. (2007). Selected determinants of regional differentiation of life expectancy at birth in Slovakia. Geografický časopis, 59(4), 305-322. ISSN 0016-7193.