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Length of life inequality around the globe.

Abstract:

Inequality in the distribution of adult length of life - defined as age at death in the population aged 15 and over - is studied for virtually all countries of the world using a new database with over 9000 life tables covering a period of up to two centuries. The data reveal huge variation among countries and time periods in the degree to which the available years of life are distributed equally among the population. Most length of life inequality (about 90%) is within-country inequality. Our...

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Journal:
Social science and medicine (1982) More from this journal
Volume:
68
Issue:
6
Pages:
1114-1123
Publication date:
2009-03-01
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EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
Language:
English
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pubs:60313
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uuid:0a04e66a-aab7-4446-b655-cf975704f8f5
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pubs:60313
Source identifiers:
60313
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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