Discussion of longevity or mortality often focuses on an average measure. Usually the measure is life expectancy, which is the average remaining lifespan of a population. Life expectancy is often used as a proxy measure for the overall health of a population. But for a full profile of population longevity or health the extent of variation needs to be investigated.
- Describes how and why length of life varies
- Shows how variation in length of life generally has reduced as populations live longer
- Considers what this may mean for the variation of longevity in future.
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