Explaining the High and Worsening Position in Life Expectancy
Eileen Crimmins (University of Southern California, Andrus Gerontology Center)
Monday, 03-07-2011. ARCHIVED EVENT
Location: 6050 ISR Thompson St
This talk will describe the findings of an NAS panel formed to address questions about health and mortality in the U.S. relative to that in other high-income countries. Over the past few decades mortality in the U.S., especially among women and the young-old, has not improved as rapidly as it has in other countries. Explanatory factors include smoking, obesity, health care and increasing inequality.