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Analyzing emerging patterns of mortality through lifespan inequalities on a global scale

Project description

A closer look at lifespan inequality around the world

People are living longer and ages at death are becoming more similar, suggesting lifespan inequality may be falling. The EU-funded UnequaLives project will investigate how age-specific patterns of mortality drive changes in life expectancy and lifespan inequality. It will apply these methods to analyse recent patterns of life expectancy and lifespan inequality in low-mortality countries, including Europe. The project will also expand terms of discourse about the effects of violence on population health by analysing a neglected perspective, namely lifespan inequality in contexts of high violence by gender. The project will use data from open-access databases, including the Human Mortality Database, the Global Burden of Disease and the Global Peace Index. The findings will have important implications for policies and how to evaluate global population health.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 224 933,76