How has life expectancy changed after the pandemic?

Wednesday 5th Apr 2023, 12.30pm

Demographers (researchers who study the statistics of human populations) look at factors such as birth rates, death rates, migration and life expectancy. But what exactly is meant by the term ‘life expectancy’? How is it calculated, and how has it changed after the pandemic? We speak to Prof Jennifer Dowd from the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science to find out.

Find out more about Jenn’s work in our video “Demography: Understanding Our World“.

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