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INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR POPULATION STUDIES (IIPS) STUDY ON LIFE EXPECTANCY AFTER COVID-19

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR POPULATION STUDIES (IIPS) STUDY ON LIFE EXPECTANCY AFTER COVID-19

Context:

According to scientists from the International Institute for Population Studies (IIPS) the Covid-19 epidemic has affected the lives of people around the world and in India, the covid-19 epidemic has caused a decline in life expectancy by about two years.

Key Highlights of the Report:

  • The report points to a decline in life expectancy at birth for both men and women.
  • In 2019, life expectancy at birth was 69.5 years for males and 72 years for females. This has dropped to 67.5 years for men and 69.8 years for women by 2020.
  • The study also included a factor term called ‘length of life inequality’.
  • According to the study, Covid-19 took the lives of senior men and women aged 39-69.
  • By 2020, the 35-79-year-old group saw a significant reduction in covid-19 deaths compared to the normal year.

Life Expectancy:

  • It is calculated based on the average number of years a newborn is expected to live in case mortality patterns at the time of the birth of an infant remain constant in future.

The International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS):

  • It serves as the regional Institute for Training and Research in Population Studies for the ESCAP region.
  • It was established in Mumbai in July 1956; until July 1970, it became known as the Demographic Training and Research Center (DTRC), and until 1985, it became known as the International Institute for Population Studies (IPS).

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