Explaining the Cross-National Time Series Variation in Life Expectancy: Income, Women’s Education, Shifts, and What Else?

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Lant Pritchett; Martina Viarengo;
  • Subject: economic development, economic growth, health, life expectancy, mortality.
    • jel: jel:I10 | jel:O1 | jel:O40 | jel:J11

This paper examines the variation across countries and evolution over time of life expectancy. Using historical data going back to the beginning of the 20th century several basic facts about the relationship between national income and life expectancy are established. T... View more
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