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Life Expectancy: Gender Differentiation

Ramilya R. Khasanova – Senior Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

According to preliminary data released by Rosstat, in 2018 life expectancy for Russian population increased by 0.2 year and came to 72.84 years. One of the acute demographic problems in Russia is high differentiation of life expectancy by gender which is due to low life expectancy for males. In 2018, the difference between male and female life expectancy constituted 10.21 years, which is one of the highest indicators among European countries.

Key words: life expectancy, death causes, male mortality, female mortality, death prevention.