The Downward Trend in U.S. Life Expectancy and Its Uncertain Impacts on Public Pensions

In Politics by Michael Rae

Reversing a secular upward trend, U.S. life expectancy has declined for three years in a row: from 78.9 years in 2014 to 78.6 years in 2017, the latest year for which data is available (See Figure 1).
This trend is concerning on a variety of fronts and experts are also examining