The new demography of death

20 March 2015

In a blog post for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Senior Research Fellow George Leeson writes about the new demography of an ageing population, he states that “…one consequence of the numbers change is the new demography of death. Mortality at advanced ages is being delayed and although the future remains difficult to predict, there does seem to be an increasing body of evidence that around the world lives will continue to be extended for some time to come. By the turn of the next century, life expectancies at birth are predicted to be 93 years for males and 95.6 years for females in England and Wales”. Read the full blog post.