2018
DOI: 10.23937/2572-4061.1510015
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Abstract: Worldwide, the number of years that a newborn is expected to live, if current mortality patterns remain constant in the future, exceeded 71 years in 2015 and the life expectancy at birth is still growing. The history of increasing life expectancy at birth, however, is not long. In most countries, it started only after the Second World War. The fast increase of life expectancy at birth reflects the success of human development. Yet remarkable differences exist in mortality levels, age patterns and time trends b…

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