Spotlight on Longevity June 2016: what can we learn from international mortality data?

Published by Katherine Fossett, Dave Grimshaw, Jon Palin on

Projecting mortality trends is inherently uncertain and limited data makes this even more challenging. Can analysis of past trends in international data help us to better predict future trends in UK mortality rates?

In this Spotlight we look at the data provided by the Human Mortality Database to construct life expectancies at any chosen age for both male and females across 36 countries, and assess what future trends might look like.

Our Longevity services team produces regular commentaries on topical issues in the management and transfer of longevity risk known as 'Spotlight on Longevity'.

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