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Gap between men's and women's life expectancy no longer closing


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The gap has narrowed every year for the past decade.

Between 2010 to 2012 and 2014 to 2016, the rate of increase in life expectancy at birth more than halved to 6.0 weeks per year for males and 3.6 weeks per year for females.

Both men's and women's life expectancy is still growing but growth has slowed in recent years.

COMMENT: when the gap is only reducing by 0.1 years per year, some years the change going to round down

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Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing.


The UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK.