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Punching above their weight: A network to understand broader determinants of increasing life expectancy

Baum, Fran; Popay, Jennie; Delany-Crowe, Toni; Freeman, Toby; Musolino, Connie; Alvarez-Dardet, Carlos; Ariyaratne, Vinya; Baral, Kedar; Basinga, Paulin; Bassett, Mary; Friel, Sharon


Background: Life expectancy initially improves rapidly with economic development but then tails off. Yet, at any level of economic development, some countries do better, and some worse, than expected - they either punch above or below their weight. Why this is the case has been previously researched but no full explanation of the complexity of this phenomenon is available. New research network: In order to advance understanding, the newly formed Punching Above Their Weight Research Network has...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal for Equity in Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12939-018-0832-y
Access Rights: Open Access


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