The timing and pace of health transitions around the world.

  title={The timing and pace of health transitions around the world.},
  author={James C. Riley},
  journal={Population and Development Review},
  • J. Riley
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Population and Development Review
Estimates from some 700 mostly national studies of survival in the past are assembled to create a broad picture of regional and global life expectancy gains across space and time and to examine implications of that picture. At the initiation of their health transitions, most countries had a life expectancy between 25 and 35 years. Countries that began later made gains at a faster pace. Those faster gains are usually associated with the dissemination of Western medicine. But rapid gains occurred… 
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