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Division of Behavioral and Social Research

The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) supports social, behavioral, and economic research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level. BSR fosters cross-disciplinary research, at multiple levels from genetics to cross-national comparative research, and at stages from basic through translational.

Mortality rates by SES quartiles and regression- estimated SES gradients. United States (US) and Costa Rica (CR) in the 1990s. RII, relative inequality index. Dashed lines connect the age-adjusted rates per SES quartile and their 95% CIs. Straight, continuous lines smooth out the SES-rank effect and the corresponding shadow areas show their CI. Data from refs. 40 and 43. See article for full explanation.
Every country has socioeconomic (SES) disparities in mortality at older ages, but the gradient in the United States is large and growing. This graph compares Costs Rica (red) and the United States (blue) for two age groups, 40 to 64 and 65 to 89.

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