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Why is life expectancy in England and Wales 'stalling'?

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Several independent analyses, by both epidemiologists and actuaries, have concluded that the previous rate of improvement of life expectancy in England and Wales has now slowed markedly, and at older ages may even be reversing. However, although these findings have led the pension industry to reduce estimates of future liabilities, they have failed to elicit any significant concern in the Department of Health. In this essay, we review the evidence on changing life expectancy, noting that the ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1136/jech-2017-210401

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE; Geography
Oxford college:
St Peters College
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Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health Journal website
Volume:
72
Issue:
5
Pages:
404-408
Publication date:
2018-02-20
Acceptance date:
2018-02-13
DOI:
EISSN:
1470-2738
ISSN:
0143-005X
Pubs id:
pubs:824238
URN:
uri:54a55c2d-a5ea-4a04-b08b-7679c5847db8
UUID:
uuid:54a55c2d-a5ea-4a04-b08b-7679c5847db8
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pubs:824238

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