Life expectancy of kibbutz members

U. Leviatan, J. Cohen, A. Jaffe-Katz

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Data are presented demonstrating that the life expectancy (LE) of kibbutz members - both men and women - is higher than that of the overall Jewish population in Israel. Closer inspection of the death rates at various ages reveals that, from age thirty, those of kibbutz women are lower than those of the Jewish population. Although those of kibbutz men are actually higher until age forty-nine, nevertheless the LE of kibbutz members (based on death rates) surpasses that of Jews in Israel. These data add to and support other research findings illustrating the more positive mental health and well-being found among kibbutz members than among other comparative populations. Similarly, the factors contributing to kibbutz members' life expectancy evolve from this quality of life, especially as this quality of life affects old age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-205
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986


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