Trends in Health in Midlife and Late Life.

TitleTrends in Health in Midlife and Late Life.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsHudomiet, P, Hurd, MD, Rohwedder, S
JournalJournal of Human Capital
ISSN Number1932-8575
KeywordsDiabetes, Education, Obesity, pain, Smoking

Gains in life expectancy have recently slowed and mortality inequalities have increased. This paper examines whether trends in health observed at ages 55 to 89 mirror those trends in mortality, which may serve as an early indicator for the future evolution of mortality. We found that many health outcomes have worsened from 1992 to 2016, especially at ages below 70, and that differentials in health between low and high education groups have increased among the more recent cohorts. Overall the findings cast a pessimistic light on the future evolution of mortality rates and mortality inequalities.

Citation Key12328
PubMed ID35419119
PubMed Central IDPMC9004779
Grant ListP01 AG008291 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States