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Life expectancy changes during the pandemic in low mortality countries

Oct 28 2021

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Life expectancy changes during the pandemic in low mortality countries

This CPC webinar will be held on Thursday 28 October at 13.00 BST. José Manuel Aburto, Newton International Fellow at the University of Oxford will be giving a talk entitled, Life expectancy changes during the pandemic in low mortality countries.

Title: Life expectancy changes during the pandemic in low mortality countries.

Abstract

Variations in the age patterns and magnitudes of excess deaths, as well as differences in population sizes and age structures make cross-national comparisons of the cumulative mortality impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic challenging. Life expectancy is a widely-used indicator that provides a clear and cross-nationally comparable picture of the population-level impacts of the pandemic on mortality. We leverage ongoing efforts on gathering all-cause mortality data to produce life tables by sex for 29 countries, including most European countries, Chile, and the USA for 2015-2020. Life expectancy at birth and at age 60 for 2020 were contextualised against recent trends between 2015-19. Using decomposition techniques, we examined which specific age groups contributed to reductions in life expectancy in 2020 and to what extent reductions were attributable to official COVID-19 deaths.

Registration

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYodeGrqT0sHNIvnrnWDsyS1ywqk6CDUabX

Institution:
CPC
Location:
Online, Zoom