On 3/14/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Damien Sullivan</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
I thought Second World, or at least Russian, life expectancy was falling,<br>actually. I don't know if this is from old numbers having been inflated, loss<br>of the Soviet health system, or stress/loss-of-status factors.
I don't know what the sign of the difference is compared to, say, 1996;
but I don't think anyone's in any doubt about what it is compared to,