Sites listed will inform readers about the concept of life expectancy or about the general factors influencing life expectancy.
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Between Zeus and the Salmon
Online version of multi-author book describing biology and demography of longevity. Book can be ordered from National Academy Press.
Calculation of Life Expectancy
Concise explanation of the mathematics of life expectancy calculation with links to related concepts.
Healthy Life Expectancy
Offers an international comparison of disability adjusted life expectancies.
Innovita Research Institute
Research on aging, molecular concepts of aging, cloning and age-related diseases such as Alzheimers, Werner syndrome, and Parkinsons.
Office of Population Studies, United Nations
Link to documents describing impact of longevity trends on world population.
Premature Death in the New Independent States
Causes of increased deaths in former states of the USSR. Book chapter viewable online at National Academy Press site.
Review of The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging
Generally favorable review of a book by Olshansky and Carnes that argues that large increases in life expectancy are unlikely in near future without fundamental advances in the science of aging. (Requires registration, but is reprinted in entirety on Amazon.)
Informational website on Gerontology and Aging Research
Unraveling the Secrets of Human Longevity
Scientific and Educational Website on Human Longevity Studies
What Kills Us? Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Discussion of the causes of changes in life expectancy over the last 150 years.