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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Trends in World Inequality in Life Span Since 1970

Ryan D. Edwards

NBER Working Paper No. 16088
Issued in June 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the Population Association of America in New Orleans, LA. This work was supported by PSC-CUNY grant 60104 37 38. I am grateful to Henry (Ayodeji) Fola-Owolabi for excellent research assistance, to Michel Guillot for an electronic dataset of life tables and for helpful advice, and to Shripad Tuljapurkar for many helpful comments. All errors and opinions are mine alone and do not reflect the views of the City University of New York, the Professional Staff Congress, or the National Bureau of Economic Research. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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