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Are We Actually Living Longer?

In response to Paul Krugman’s recent point that, when it comes to to social security reform, the relevant statistic is not life expectancy at birth, but at age 65.  When you exclude reductions in infant mortality, the gains are not as great as many people think – and they’re unevenly distributed.

The Incidental Economist follows up with great graphs illustrating each part of the analysis.

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