July 20, 2020 | Press Release

Life Expectancy in German Counties: The South Lives Longer than the North

Not everywhere in Germany do people reach the same age. Roland Rau calculated the average life expectancy for men and women in all 402 counties. He discovered differences in life expectancy of more than five years and attributed them to poverty.

The press release and the study are available in German only.

Author of the paper

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.