Mumbai, Oct. 22 -- In 2020, the life expectancy at birth in India reduced by two years due to Covid-19, a new study published by researchers from the International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has found. The reduction, according to the authors, was due to the excess deaths caused by Covid-19 in the 35-79 age group.

The study published on Thursday in BMC Public Health, a peer-reviewed journal, also highlighted that the age-wise mortality disruptions caused by the pandemic impacted more men than women. "The inequality in the deaths by age groups was higher in men," said Suryakant Yadav from IIPS, who co-authored the paper along with Pawan Kumar Yadav from IIPS and Neha Yadav from JNU. "It co...