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Explaining divergent levels of longevity in high-income countries / Eileen M. Crimmins, Samuel H. Preston, and Barney Cohen, editors.

p. cm.

“Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies.”

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-0-309-18640-7 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-0-309-18641-4 (pdf)

1. Life expectancy. 2. Longevity. 3. Life expectancy—United States. 4. Longevity—United States. I. Crimmins, Eileen M. II. Preston, Samuel H. III. Cohen, Barney, 1959- IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries.

HB1322.3.E97 2011

304.6’45—dc23

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2011). Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries. E.M. Crimmins, S.H. Preston, and B. Cohen, Eds. Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries. Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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