A previous post showed how a slowdown in mortality improvements in some countries has caused researchers to look for the possible causes, with “austerity” as a leading suspect. This post shows New Zealand isn’t suffering from such a negative trend.
Mortality data in the UK has continued to show a slowdown in the trend towards longer life expectancy. Suspicions that the early signs were a blip have been dashed. We are still living longer than before, but the rate at which average lifespans are improving is slowing down. Attention is turning to what has caused this trend.