Posted: Nov 13, 2014 10:34 am
by Sendraks
TMB wrote:On what basis are you confident that the gap can be reduced to just 1 year.

Because the gap is a) far smaller than I thought it was and b) has reduced over the past few decades from 6 to 4 (in the evidence provided). I present no time frame for when such a reduction might occur, but given there are significant gains to be made in tackling mens health issues (see the alcohol, smoking, weight data), it is a reasonable conclusion to draw that further reductions can be made.

TMB wrote:you have misinterpreted how life expectancy is calculated.

I made no misinterpretation of calculations. Perhaps you would like to quote where I have made a miscalculation.
I was misunderstood on the actual extent of the age gap. That is not the same as a miscalculation, given that no calculating occurred.

TMB wrote:I am not sensing much expertise in these areas from you.

I have, however, provided links to the relevant information from people with more expertise than me.