Research report 2010 - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Regional demography in Germany: The South expects more from life
Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung, Rostock
SummaryThe average life expectancy of men and women in Germany is highly fluctuating. Thus, a man, who lives in the southern prosperous regions, can expect to live nearly 77 years. A compatriot in an economically underdeveloped region, however, dies on average almost four years earlier. The reasons for these big differences are associated with economic, social and population structures of the regions and the quality of health care policy.