Study: Life expectancy for travellers has not improved

A new study has shown that life expectancy for traveller men has not improved in the past 23 years.

The all-Ireland study found that the 1987 level of 61.7 years, more than 15 years less than the general population.

The life expectancy for traveller women has improved from 65 to 70 years, but it still remains 11 years behind the general population.

Higher infant death rates; suicide rates in men seven times worse than the general population; and continuing discrimination were also revealed.


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