Trends in Life Expectancy: International Comparisons (BBC / Lancet)

Summary

Researchers at Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO) have analysed lifespan projections in 35 industrialised countries, partly with a view to informing the debate(s) regarding future challenges for pensions and elderly health and social care. They predict that all countries are likely to have people living longer in 2030. The life expectancy gap between men and women is expected to reduce in most countries. Interesting international health inequalities are exposed, with some surprises.

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Gallagher, J. (2017). Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030. London: BBC Health News, February 22nd 2017.

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Kontis, V. Bennett, JE. [and] Mathers, CD. [et al] (2017). Future life expectancy in 35 industrialised countries: projections with a Bayesian model ensemble. The Lancet. February 21st 2017. [Epub ahead of print].

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