Life Expectancy of 40-Year-Old Male (1 of 2) (image) University of Copenhagen Share Print E-Mail Caption Life expectancy of 40-year-old male. Previous research methods demonstrated that a 40-year-old man with a high annual income can expect to live six years longer than a same-age low-income man (black graph)*. A new and more precise way to predict life expectancy (red graph) developed by University of Copenhagen economists and funded by the Danish National Research Foundation is now able to take in to account, that a significant number of individuals with both high and low-incomes actually move into other income groups during their lifetime. Thus, the difference in life expectancy between rich and poor proves to be only about 3 years even though it has been steadily growing in the past 30 years. Credit University of Copenhagen, Center for Economic Behaviour and Inequality CEBI Usage Restrictions Only when mentioning this research project Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.