Relationship between poverty and life expectancy in China

Xinming Song, Peking University
Lan Liu, Peking University
Chengli Huang, Peking University

Eliminating poverty and improving life expectancy have always been a goal pursued by human society. This paper is a literature based study, using data home and abroad mainly on health and poverty. Literatures show that there is significant positive correlation between life expectancy and economic development situation, and life expectancy in poor regions is significantly shorter than in developed regions. And there are significant positive correlations between China's economic development situation and the life expectancy according to time, space or ethnic classification. National intervention is of great significance not only to the eradication of poverty, but also greatly affected the life expectancy changes. For example, imbalanced economic policies caused differences in life expectancy among different regions, and economic growth will also affect the healthy life expectancy, suggesting policies made accordingly.

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Presented in Poster Session 1: Reproductive health, HIV-AIDS, poverty and gender