Life-expectancy gap: babies in wealthiest areas will live 12 years longer
People who die in wealthy areas die 12 years later, on average, than people who die in poor areas.
That’s what we actually measure – age and place of birth. There is no linkage – none, never, anywhere – in the system between place of birth and age at death.
Lifespans are undoubtedly influenced by wealth. But how much migration is there over a lifetime?