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Michel Boudreaux's study on Men's Life Expectancy published on Demography

Men's life expectancy has seen "remarkable increase" for several U.S. cities

A study on men's life expectancy from 1990 to 2015 looking at 25 major American cities by Faculty Associate Michel Boudreaux and Andrew Fenelon, Penn State University, was recently published in Demography. The study uses mortality data with city of residence identifiers along with a series of sociodemographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau to examine changes in males' life expectancy at birth, and the focus is on the experience of major U.S. cities relative to the United States as a whole.

Results demonstrate a "remarkable increase" in males' life expectancy through the 25 years-period, they write, especially in New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco where the increase is more than 11 years. Following the rank are Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston which also gained 9-10 years, compared with the national average increase through this period of only 5 years. This shows tremendous improvements in America's largest cities, but also a widening urban/rural gap in health and mortality, they find.

See the complete article in Demography