Recent Trends in Life Expectancy and Rectangularisation of the Survival Curve at Advanced Ages in The Netherlands

  • Wilma J. Nusselder
Part of the International Studies in Population book series (ISIP, volume 4)

The Netherlands and other low mortality countries have experienced a long period of mortality decline. Life expectancy had already risen since the eighteenth century in some European countries, including England, France, and Scandinavia; in the Netherlands mortality reductions are likely to have started in the nineteenth century (Mackenbach 1992; Mackenbach 1993; Wrigley and Schofield 1983). From 1840/51 to 1995/99 life expectancy at birth increased from 36.1 to 75.0 years in Dutch men and from 38.5 to 80.5 years in Dutch women (Mackenbach 1992; Statistics Netherlands annually-a, annually-b).


Life Expectancy Mortality Decline Circulatory Disease Milbank Memorial Fund Monthly Bulletin 
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  • Wilma J. Nusselder
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  1. 1.Dept. of Public HealthErasmus Medical CentreNetherlands

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