INTERNATIONAL VARIATIONS IN LIFE EXPECTANCY: A SPATIO-TEMPORAL ANALYSIS
Life expectancy at birth has increased substantially at the global scale over recent decades, but the improvements have not been experienced equally across all countries – in large part reflecting changes in economic and social situations. To identify the spatial variations in life expectancy at birth across a large number of countries over a 33-year period, this paper provides an expository account of a developing modelling methodology for the analysis of spatio-temporal trajectories. It identifies broad patterns of change and simultaneously examines between- and within-country variation to assess the degree to which patterns of life expectancy are becoming more or less similar at national and sub-national scales.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SS, UK. s: ; [email protected]; [email protected], Email: [email protected] 3: Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London, South Kensington CampusLondon, SW7 2AZ, UK., Email: [email protected]2:
Publication date: 01 February 2010