Global Data Lab

Institute for Management Research
Radboud University

Length of Life Database

Life Expectancy and Life Inequality in 200+ Countries

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Length of life data

Paper Social Science & Medicine 2009

By clicking on the links below, you can download the data used for our paper:

Smits, Jeroen, Monden, Christiaan "Length of life inequality around the globe"
Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 68(6), 2009, 1114-23.

The Excel and SPSS data file contains the values for life expectancy at birth and at age 15, the GINI coefficient at birth and age 15, and the relative inequality measure at age 15.

The data are for 202 countries. For China and India also provinces/states figures are included. In total there are 9061 country-year combinations. Information on data sources can be found here.

Download Excel with data here

Download SPSS file with data here

Comment on Vaupel e.a. 2012

By clicking on the links below, you can download the data used for our comment:

Smits, Jeroen, Monden, Christiaan "Life expectancy record holders have about average life disparity levels at each life expectancy level" Comment on Vaupel, James, Zhen Zhang1, Alyson A van Raalte, BMJ Open 2012.

Download comment here

Download Figure 1 of comment from Figshare

Download Excel with data here