Life Expectancy by Gender

Life Expectancy: Past and Future Variations by Gender in England & Wales.

Women live longer than men, a gender differential in life expectancy observed in most industrialised nations. This second paper from LSAP, 'Life Expectancy: Past and future variations by Gender in England & Wales' investigates this phenomenon by reviewing data and analyses from a variety of sources. It examines the biological and socio-economic factors which underlie this difference and asks what will occur in future.

It is being published because the Panel is keen to share its conclusions with others and to support the continuing debate about the many implications of changing demographics. In addition, the Panel is very keen to hear from others working on any related research which can aid understanding and be recognised in our future work. Please email us at longevity@landg.com if you wish to do so. Unfortunately we are not able to respond to every comment.

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