Future mortality improvements in the ^G7 countries

Technical papers

IntroductionLife expectancy at birth in high developed countries has increased significantly over the last 50 years, for example, by about nine years in the USA, 11 years in Germany and even 17 years in Japan. In the recent past, this development has come along with another phenomenon. The increase in male life expectancy has been higher than in female life expectancy in six of the seven ^G7 countries. For example, from 1980 to 2003, male life expectancy at birth rose by 5.7 years in England