Journal of Population Ageing

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 231–249 | Cite as

Socio-Geographic Variations in Mortality in a Large Retired UK Population

  • Kenneth HowseEmail author
  • AnaMaria Madrigal
  • Michelle Lim


It is well known that individual mortality risk within the United Kingdom, as with most other rich countries, varies with geography as well as socioeconomic resources. However, the interaction between socioeconomic resources and geography among the older retired population is under-researched. This study reports the results of an analysis which used routine administrative data pooled by more than 100 public and private occupational pension schemes. The results show that regional effects on mortality are dependent on socioeconomic disadvantage, and are therefore apparent for the most disadvantaged pensioners, but not for the least disadvantaged.


Mortality Socioeconomic status Inequalities Pensions Retirement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Howse
    • 1
    Email author
  • AnaMaria Madrigal
    • 2
  • Michelle Lim
    • 2
  1. 1.Oxford Institute of Population AgeingOxfordUK
  2. 2.Club Vita LLP., One London WallLondonUK

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