Life Expectancy
Opinion  /  Published 07.03.22

Other lives: caste, religion

That India is a deeply unequal society is not a secret. As a rule, an Indian’s gender, caste and religion carry a strong correlation with their educational and economic attainments. It turns out...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 03.03.22

Social exclusion toll on life expectancy

A related but independent study by researchers at the International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai, based on more recent data from 2015-16, too has revealed large differences in life expecta...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 28.10.21

Decrease in life expectancy

With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, normal life — in India and across the world — has been fundamentally disrupted. More worrying is the fact that the virus has also adversely affect...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 01.09.21

Pollution blow on life expectancy

  India's air pollution levels have expanded geographically over time and increased so much in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh that an average person is now losing an additional 2.5 to 2.9 ye...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 22.07.21

US life expectancy dropped in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic was largely responsible for shaving a year and a half from the life expectancy of Americans in 2020, the steepest drop in the US since World War II, according to federal stati...
By Daniel Victor in New York


Opinion  /  Published 02.10.20

Life Line: Differences in Indian life spans

The key to living a long life can be found not in philosophy but in hard data. Life expectancy has been a vital part of the discourse on health in India, with markers such as health coverage and hospi...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 06.12.19

No Indian study has shown pollution shortens life: Javadekar

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said no Indian study has shown any correlation between pollution and shortening of lifespan.'Let us not create a fear psychosis among people,' he told Lok Sa...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.02.19

Longevity linked to caste, education: Study

Caste, education, religion and wealth appear to significantly influence life expectancy in India, according to new research that has found that non-Hindus, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communit...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.19

Health care data reflect social inequality

What is the secret to living a long life? This question might sound rather philosophical, but the answer to it can actually be mapped with hard data. Longevity, or the life span of human beings, has b...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 21.03.19

India unhappier than before

India is far unhappier in 2019 than it was in 2018, the UN’s seventh annual World Happiness Report has revealed, ranking the country 140th out of 156 on six key variables that support well-being: in...
By Reuters and PTI in United Nations


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