publication . Article . 2006

Progrès récents de l'espérance de vie en France. Les hommes comblent une partie de leur retard

France Meslé;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Population, volume 61, issue 4, pages 437-462
Life expectancy for both sexes and all ages has risen almost without interruption in France since the early 1950s. Women?s life expectancy at birth increased by 14.6 years from 1950 to 2005, and men?s by 13.3 years. In the last twenty years, the gap in life expectancy between the sexes has stopped widening and begun to close. This is mainly due to an acceleration in the improvement among men, but some slowing in improvement among women under 60 is also perceptible. At later ages, on the other hand, improvement continued to be more rapid for women than men. Although cancer mortality is falling for both men and women, cancer is now the leading cause of death, over...
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