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Mortality hazard rates and life expectancy


  • Jan S. Cramer
  • Rob Kaas

    (University of Amsterdam)


We consider the relation between mortality hazards and life expectancy for men and women in the Netherlands and in England. Halving the lifetime mortality hazards increases life expectancy at birth by only 9%.

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  • Jan S. Cramer & Rob Kaas, 2013. "Mortality hazard rates and life expectancy," UvA-Econometrics Working Papers 13-03, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Dept. of Econometrics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ame:wpaper:1303

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