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  1. Subjective life expectancy in the US : correspondence to actuarial estimates by age, sex and race.

    Article - En anglais

    This study maps the relationship between subjective and actuarial life expectancy in a 1995 national sample of 2037 Americans of ages 18-95.

    Subjective estimates parallel age-specific actuarial ones based on current age-specific mortality rates.

    However males expect to live about 3 years longer than the actuarial estimate and blacks expect to live about 6 years longer.

    The apparent optimism remains after adjusting for socioeconomic status and the signs and symptoms of good health.

    Contrary to economists'rational-expectations hypothesis, young adults do not adjust their life expectancies upward to account for the favorable trends in mortality rates.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Mortalité, Homme, Sexe, Age, Longévité, Etude longitudinale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Mortality, Human, Sex, Age, Longevity, Follow up study

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0404871

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 22/03/2000.