Global inequality in length of life, 1950-2015
Vanesa Jorda and
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa ()
No wp-2017-192, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)
This paper provides a broad picture of national, regional and global trends of inequality in length of life over the period 1950-2015. We use data on life tables from World Population Prospects to develop a comprehensive database of a battery of inequality measures for 201 countries at five-year intervals over the period under analysis. We estimate both absolute and relative inequality measures which have the property of being additively decomposable.
Keywords: Inequality; Lifespan; Mortality rates; Life expectancy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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