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Abstract

The objective of this paper was to produce regional demographic projections for the Portuguese population by sex, age group and level of educational attainment, for the period 2011-2031. We considered fertility, mortality and migration differentials by level of education projected by NUTS II region using the multistate cohort-component method with a block Leslie matrix. Two scenarios were considered: one where educational attainment prior to 2011 remains constant, and another in which educational attainment will follow the trend observed over the last decade, being the trend in the state proportion model using continuation ratio models. The results show an increase in the proportion of individuals who complete higher educational levels in almost all age groups of both sexes although with regional differences. The proportion of people with higher educational levels will continue to rise as the education of younger cohorts seems to evolve positively. Trends in health outcomes also differ.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-95
Number of pages30
JournalHygiea Internationalis
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Educational level
  • Health status
  • Health care utilization

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