Trends of gender gaps in life expectancy in Japan, 1947–2010: Associations with gender mortality ratio and a social development index

@article{Liu2013TrendsOG,
  title={Trends of gender gaps in life expectancy in Japan, 1947–2010: Associations with gender mortality ratio and a social development index},
  author={Yan Liu and Asuna Arai and Yoshihide Obayashi and Koji Kanda and Eugene Boostrom and Romeo B. Lee and Hiko Tamashiro},
  journal={Geriatrics \& Gerontology International},
  year={2013},
  volume={13}
}
AIM This study analyzed the trend of gender gaps in life expectancy (GGLE) in Japan between 1947 and 2010, and explored the correlations of GGLE with gender mortality ratio and social development indices. [] Key MethodMETHODS Using GGLE and social indices data collected from the official websites, we carried out trends analysis of GGLE by calculating segmented average growth rates for different periods.

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