Losses of Expected Lifetime in the United States and Other Developed Countries: Methods and Empirical Analyses

@article{Shkolnikov2011LossesOE,
  title={Losses of Expected Lifetime in the United States and Other Developed Countries: Methods and Empirical Analyses},
  author={V. M. Shkolnikov and Evgeny M. Andreev and Zhen Zhang and James Oeppen and James W. Vaupel},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2011},
  volume={48},
  pages={211-239}
}
Patterns of diversity in age at death are examined using e †, a dispersion measure that equals the average expected lifetime lost at death. We apply two methods for decomposing differences in e †. The first method estimates the contributions of average levels of mortality and mortality age structures. The second (and newly developed) method returns components produced by differences between age- and cause-specific mortality rates. The United States is close to England and Wales in mean life… CONTINUE READING

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