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Life expectancy and its determining elements:A study for the Czech Republic at the beginning of the 21th century

Author: Bc. Vojtěch Korbelius
Year: 2014 - summer
Leaders: Mgr. Michal Paulus
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 67
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Abstract: n our thesis we are modelling a life expectancy fu
nction for the Czech Republic at the beginning of
the 21th century. Our model is using three types of
explanatory variables - environmental (socio-
economic), health care and environmental pollution.
Our study is the first study not only for the Czech
Republic but it is a first study to include
environmental pollution variables into a complex li
fe expectancy model.
As a result, we found two different life expectancy
functions where one is applicable for male ta the
age of 45 and 65 and female at the age of 45 and th
e second which is the best model for female ta
the age of 65. General outcome points out three things – only one health care factor is significant at a time,
environmental pollution is category that has to be
considered and the percentage of people over the
age of 65 is significant variable determining the l
ife expectancy the most.


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