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In Many Rich Countries Covid-19 Has Slashed Life Expectancy to Below 2015 Levels

Last year only Danes, Norwegians and Finnish women enjoyed slight gains in longevity.

September 29, 2021 - The impact of covid-19 across countries is difficult. One reason is that official figures about virus-related deaths can be unreliable (our excess death model attempts to correct for this). Another is that mortality rates differ by age: the old are more likely to die from the disease than the young. So the effect of the virus on a country depends not only on mortality rates in each age group, but also on the age structure of its population.

One simple way to account for this is to look at life expectancy, the average number of years that a person can expect to live. To assess just how much damage the virus has done according to this measure, a team of researchers based across Britain, Denmark and Germany compared life expectancy in 28 countries and Northern Ireland before and after the start of the pandemic.


European Abortion Policies Atlas - September 2021

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Elevating Gender Equality in COVID-19 Economic Recovery

An evidence synthesis and call for policy action

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By FP Analytics, the independent research division of Foreign Policy Magazine

The socioeconomic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has derailed progress toward gender equality globally. Studies from around the world reveal that women and girls are increasingly more likely to face poverty, economic insecurity, gender-based violence, and barriers to accessing critical health services. They are also disproportionately bearing the burden of increases in unpaid care and domestic labor due to a global contraction of the care sector. In the past, health crises and economic shocks have widely exacerbated gender inequities, and these setbacks have persisted largely because of recovery plans that ignore the differential needs that women face. As these gender-blind policies and interventions continue to fail women, so too do they impede greater economic recovery and growth.


Human Rights of Older Women: The Intersection Between Ageing & Gender

International Day of Older Persons – 1 October -

Report by the UN Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of Human Rights by Older Persons


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Source: WUNRN – 30.09.2021



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