Working life expectancy of Chinese population between 2000 and 2010

LIU Jinju 1

(1.Department of Public Administration, Beijing City University, Beijing, China 100083)

【Abstract】With the economic transformation and education expansion, the labor force participation rate in China has declined continuously. The decline of labor force participation rate implies the shrinkage of working years or working life expectancy. Referring to the population census data, the paper constructs the working life table of 2000 and 2010 and analyzes the change of labor force participation rate and working life expectancy. It turns out that the working life expectancy at age 0 are 39.5 in 2000 and 38.1 in 2010, and the working life expectancy at age 15 are 40.8 in 2000 and 38.9 in 2010. According to the working life table by sex, the male working life expectancy is more than 40 years, while the female working life expectancy is less than 40 years; and the male working life expectancy is 6 years (and over) more than the female working life expectancy. The result also presents the fact that the decline of working life is offset by the decline of the death rate.

【Keywords】 economically active population; labor force participation rate; life table; average life expectancy; average working life expectancy;

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【Funds】 The Research Project “Population Change and Economic Growth of China" (10XNI013) was supported by the Scientific Research Fund of Renmin University of China (Special Fund for Basic Scientific Research of Central Universities).

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ISSN:1004-129X

CN: 22-1017/C

Vol 37, No. 06, Pages 37-44

November 2015

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Abstract

  • 1 Change trends of labor force participation rate
  • 2 Working life tables and change trends of working life expectancy
  • 3 Conclusion
  • References