L’espérance de vie des générations québécoises : observations et projections

L’espérance de vie des générations québécoises : observations et projections

Although life expectancy is generally measured with the period approach to summarize the mortality observed over a given time, the cohort approach may also be used. By summarizing the mortality experience of a group of individuals born the same year throughout their life course, the cohort approach takes into consideration the improvements in survival generations have benefitted, or could benefit, from throughout their lives. This document presents an analysis of the main findings from detailed Quebec generational mortality data (life expectancy and death probabilities according to age and sex).

These longitudinal data are observed or projected from birth for the generations born between 1926 and 2026, and from other ages for previous generations, dating back to the one born in 1861. As part of these findings are based on hypotheses in the 2014 edition of the Institut’s demographic projections, the data are available for three scenarios: reference, low life expectancy and high life expectancy.