Differences in longevity in Europe

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Longevity levels and trends in Europe In Europe, individuals nowadays experience longer lives than ever before. Whereas Europeans born at the beginning of the 20th century, could expect to live on average around 50 years, life expectancy at birth (e0) is currently around 78 years in Europe. This European average is 6 years higher than the current world average of life expectancy at birth, which amounts to 72 years. The gradual increase in life expectancy in the 20the century for Europe as a whole can be related mainly to socio-economic development and related medical progress. However, important differences within Europe exist in the speed of the increase in life expectancy , and – as a result – in current levels of life expectancy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
JournalThe European Actuary
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


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