Treasurer Joe Hockey is arguing for an increase in Australia's pension age to 70, saying one in three babies born today is likely to live to 100.
This analysis explores the reasons behind stalling life expectancy improvements in the UK, uncovering worrying trends affecting groups of the population. While people in wealthier areas of the UK continue to live longer, for those living in the most deprived areas, life expectancy improvements are...
Limited progress in closing the mortality gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians of the Northern Territory
This research assesses whether progress is being made towards reducing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inequality in life expectancy and under‐five mortality in the Northern Territory.
To mark 150 years since the first Australian life tables were published, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (Global Burden of Disease Group and Centre for Health Policy) held a symposium in...
The long history of health inequality in New Zealand: occupational class and lifespan in the late 1800s and early 1900s
Little is known about how socioeconomic position might have affected health prior to the Second World War. This article looks at lifespan by occupational class in two cohorts in New Zealand.
This report shows that: health-adjusted life expectancy increased comparably to life expectancy; and that people in remote and very remote areas and people in the lowest socioeconomic group expected both shorter lives and fewer years in full health compared with their counterparts in major cities...
Trends in Indigenous mortality and life expectancy 2001–2015: evidence from the Enhanced Mortality Database
This report examines Indigenous mortality and life expectancy during the period 2001 to 2015, based on evidence from the Enhanced Mortality Database.
Australia's 12 million males (in 2016) experience varying health outcomes across population characteristics like Indigenous status, remoteness, socioeconomic disadvantage and age.
‘Life expectancy’ measures how many years, on average, a person of a given age can expect to live if current death rates do not change. While life expectancy is an important indicator of population health, people’s health and wellbeing are also increasingly being considered in...
Impact of regional differences in residential environment on healthy life expectancy in 1,300 Japanese municipalities
Purpose / Context – We clarify how regional differences in residential environment impact healthy life expectancy. Methodology / Approach – We defined healthy life expectancy and considered how to measure and calculate it. We prepared the data for calculating healthy life expectancy from various Bureau...