Definition: This entry contains the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Life expectancy at birth map
Global life spans continue to lengthen, WHO says
Reuters - 5/15/2013 8:23:02 PM
"That's an average increase in life expectancy of 8 hours a day over the last 20 years." Global life expectancy at birth was 72 years for women and 68 years for men in 2011. A 60-year-old man could expect to live another 19 years and a woman of ...
Worldwide life expectancy growing
Columbus Dispatch - 5/16/2013 10:56:21 AM
said as the organization launched its annual world health-statistics report. “That’s an average increase in life expectancy of eight hours a day over the last 20 years.” Global life expectancy at birth was 72 years for women and 68 years ...
Amartya Sen: Quality of Life: India vs. China
China Digital Times - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
Life expectancy at birth in China is 73.5 years ... and the independent standing of the judiciary, among other characteristics of a lively democracy. Those Indians who are critical of serious flaws in these arrangements (and I am certainly one of them ...
Japan still tops in life expectancy
Japan Times - 5/16/2013 2:59:44 PM
GENEVA – Japan retained the top spot in terms of average life expectancy for both sexes in 2011, tying with Switzerland and San Marino, a republic surrounded by Italy, the World Health Organization said in a report released Wednesday. Men and women in ...
King: Longer life expectancy poses host of problems
Houston Chronicle - 5/26/2013 2:52:02 AM
Recently, I have been reading Jon Meacham's biography of Thomas Jefferson. Meacham says one of the reasons Jefferson was such an outstanding leader was that he understood that he was standing on the critical fault line of history - one in which despotic ...
Average Life Expectancy Now Stands at 81
Digital Chosunilbo - 5/20/2013 1:26:06 AM
... that Korean boys born in 2011 are expected to reach 77 years of age, while girls will make it to 84. In 1990, the median life expectancy in the country was just 72 years. Japan and Switzerland topped the list with an average of 83 years.
Life Expectancy Rises
FOX News - 5/17/2013 8:34:59 PM
according to the World Health Organization as of the year 2011. It was just 64 in 1990. Most of the improvement, due to lower child mortality rates bringing up the average. Life expectancy’s up, or the same, since 1990 in every country in ...
Rotary Pump offers life expectancy of more than 1,000 hr.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
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10 Countries Where People Fear For Their Safety: 24/7 Wall St.
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 4:19:42 PM
By comparison, among developed countries at least 53% trust the government. Some of the nations where residents do not feel safe are among the world’s poorest, including Afghanistan and Madagascar, which were estimated to have among the lowest ...
The Euro Zone Economies Are Spiraling Down But By The Social Progress Index European Nations Beat The US For The Top Spots [CHART]
International Business Times - 5/25/2013 4:40:36 AM
Although beset by economic woes and intractably high unemployment rates, European countries -- at least by one ranking -- are still among the best places to live. This new metric, the Social Progress Index ... personal freedoms, freedom of choice and ...
Taiwan: Health Minister Gives Speech At WHA
United Nations and Peoples Organisation - 5/23/2013 10:19:25 AM
Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta spoke at the World Health Assembly ... to curb diseases and raise life expectancy. Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan's Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta expounded on his country's achievements in the ...
Five Obstacles To A Healthier World
Forbes - 5/23/2013 4:31:39 PM
That’s the vision of leaders at the World Economic Forum. In collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Pan American Health Organization, Bain & Company released a comprehensive toolkit in January aimed at addressing some of the world ...
10 countries where people fear for their safety
Marketwatch - 5/19/2013 12:11:32 PM
Last year, more than two-thirds of all people surveyed said they felt safe walking alone at night, according to a Gallup poll conducted in 134 countries. But in 31 countries, less than half the population felt this way. Internal conflict and ...
Nelson finds inspiration in the Caribbean's poorest country
GatorBait.net (subscription) - 5/26/2013 5:00:53 AM
there's always one kid that grabs your heart and you never forget. I picture that kid every single day in my mind," Nelson said. "He's one of the most beautiful kids you've ever met. It's an incredible story." "I started to realize this is what ...
GLOBAL: First two years in a child's life key to adult development
IRIN - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
The series finds that implementation of existing maternal and child nutrition-related interventions ... realise that adequate nutrition in early life is essential for human capital formation. “The central message of this series is that effective ...