Advances in Gerontology

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 263–270 | Cite as

Contribution of Senior Age Groups to Changes in Life Expectancy Indicators for Russia’s Megalopolises (Moscow and St. Petersburg)

  • G. L. SafarovaEmail author
  • N. M. Kalmykova
  • A. A. Safarova


This study analyzes the dynamics of life expectancy at birth (LE0) and at older ages and the contribution of older ages (60+) to changes in life expectancy in Russian megacities Moscow and St. Petersburg. We studied the contributions of aggregated age groups to differences between LE0 values for Moscow and St. Petersburg. Our study has shown that the increase in life expectancy at senior ages makes a significant contribution to the increase of the LE0 index.


population aging comparative analysis life expectancy decomposition of changes in life expectancy intergender differences 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. L. Safarova
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. M. Kalmykova
    • 2
  • A. A. Safarova
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Petersburg Institute for Economics and Mathematics, Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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