Education, health and long life

How long we live depends on many factors, but there is increasing focus on how important education is for health and long life.

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Why do we underestimate how long we might live?

People tend to underestimate how long they are going to live. Why is this? One contributing factor is that the life expectancy “facts” we usually see or hear are themselves underestimates.

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A limit to human lifespan?

Many demographers are fascinated by whether there is a limit to how long we can live.  The long-held record for lifespan is 122 years, and it doesn’t look as if that is going to be broken soon. The more pressing question is the pattern of life and death after age 95 or so.

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