Global trends in lifespan inequality : 1950-2015
Permanyer, Iñaki
Scholl, Nathalie

Fecha: 2019
Resumen: Using data from the UN World Population Prospects, we document global trends in lifespan inequality from 1950 until 2015. Our findings indicate that (i) there has been a sustained decline in overall lifespan inequality, (ii) adult lifespan variability has also declined, but some plateaus and trend reversals have been identified, (iii) lifespan inequality among the elderly has increased virtually everywhere, (iv) most of the world variability in age-at-death can be attributed within-country variability. Such changes have occurred against a backdrop of generalized longevity increases. Our analyses suggest that the world seems to be facing a new challenge: the emergence of diverging trends in longevity and age-at-death inequality among the elderly around the globe – particularly in high-income areas. As larger fractions of the world population survive to more advanced ages, it will be necessary that national and international health planners recognize the growing heterogeneity that characterizes older populations.
Derechos: Tots els drets reservats
Lengua: Anglès.
Documento: article ; recerca ; submittedVersion
Materia: Lifespan inequality ; Global disparities ; Longevity ; Young ; Adult and elderly mortality
Publicado en: PLoS ONE, 2019



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