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The contribution of educational inequalities to lifespan variation

  • Alyson A van Raalte1, 2Email author,
  • Anton E Kunst3,
  • Olle Lundberg4, 5,
  • Mall Leinsalu6, 7,
  • Pekka Martikainen8,
  • Barbara Artnik9,
  • Patrick Deboosere10,
  • Irina Stirbu2,
  • Bogdan Wojtyniak11 and
  • Johan P Mackenbach2
Population Health Metrics201210:3

Received: 6 September 2011

Accepted: 16 February 2012

Published: 16 February 2012

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Original Submission
6 Sep 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Oct 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Martin McKee
24 Oct 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Martin Bobak
17 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dean Jamison
8 Dec 2011 Author responded Author comments - Alyson van Raalte
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Dec 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Feb 2012 Editorially accepted
16 Feb 2012 Article published 10.1186/1478-7954-10-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre
Department of Public Health, University of Amsterdam
Centre for Health Equity Studies, Stockholm University/Karolinska Institutet
Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University
Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, Södertörn University
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the National Institute for Health Development
Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana
Department of Social Research, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Monitoring and Analyses of Population Health, National Institute of Public Health-National Institute of Hygiene