despite the fact that average life expectancy is rising.
The statistics from the University of Tilburg and Rotterdam studied data from the last three decades, encompassing 75000 Dutch people who had their exact age recorded at the time of death, explained Professor John Einmahl, the study leader.
‘We live longer on average, but the oldest among us have not become older in the last thirty years’, said John Einmahl.
In the Netherlands, the number of people who have reached the age of 95 almost tripled.
‘However, there is a wall, and this upper limit has not changed’, he pointed out.
The average life expectancy is the average lifespan that individuals from an age group can expect and is one of the indicators of well-being in society. The results of the survey are complemented by discoveries of scientists from the United States that last year found a similar upper limit.
But American scientists claim that individuals today do not reach an exceptionally high age, as it once was the case.
John Einmahl and his colleagues disagree with this assertion. They state that their findings do not show almost any deviation in the duration of the maximum lifespan today compared to the past.