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Longevity Advances in High-Income Countries, 1955-96
Kevin M. White
Population and Development Review
Vol. 28, No. 1 (Mar., 2002), pp. 59-76
Published by: Population Council
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3092757
Page Count: 18
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The advance of life expectancy within high-income countries from 1955 to 1996 is well represented by a straight-line trend. This explains more of the variance on average, and in 19 of 21 high-income countries, than logged or unlogged age-standardized death rates. Change in life expectancy in individual countries over this period was partially predicted by a country's level relative to the rest of this group of high-income countries and partially by a country's own prior rate of advance, with substantial convergence toward the group mean for both measures.
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