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Demography 101: What Is Life Expectancy?

Demography 101: What Is Life Expectancy?

Life expectancy is one of these concepts that we use without giving it much thought. However, it gets complicated as soon as you really start thinking about it. Super interesting thread by Israeli demographer Ilya Kashnitsky on what life expectancy actually is โ€” and what it isnโ€™t.

Published in Weekly Filet #338, in March 2021.

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