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
The 10 Most Livable Countries
24/7 Wall ST - 10/24/2014 6:01:49 AM
The median life expectancy at birth in the U.S. of 78.9 years was ranked just ... By contrast, in all of the world’s least developed countries, adult residents had less than four years of education on average. The most and least developed nations also ...
New book on life and death in NZ
Yahoo News - 10/24/2014 2:19:54 AM
Non-Māori held the record for the highest life expectancy in the world from 1870 to 1940. No other country has ever held the record for ... In the intervening years, life expectancy at birth has increase by about 25 years while the number of years we ...
The 10 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/10/2014 4:16:44 AM
Hong Kong Life expectancy at birth (Years) – 82.12 Due to the well balanced ... public services like their public health care system. The second smallest country in the world also happens to be the one with the highest life expectancy on the planet ...
Lifestyle, genes determine life expectancy
Star News Online - 10/22/2014 12:27:45 AM
Experts believe that a combination of risk-taking behavior, genes and lifestyle explain why woman outlive men in every country in the world ... “The difference in life expectancy between men and women in the United States dropped from 7.8 years in ...
World Population Expected to Rise Rapidly This Century
US News and World Report - 10/23/2014 8:57:47 PM
The study looked at data for 171 countries ... Because of falling birth rates, meaning less children, and increasing life expectancy due to better health and technology, the population will also be older. Right now, 8 percent of the world's population ...
Belarus ranks 53rd in HDI among 187 countries
eng.belta.by - 10/24/2014 6:16:08 AM
Human Development Index (HDI) is an integrated indicator used for cross-country comparisons and calculated annually on the basis of the following UNDP components: A long and healthy life (life expectancy at birth); Education index (mean years of schooling ...
These Are The Top 20 Happiest Countries In The World
BuzzFeed - 10/20/2014 4:29:20 PM
A number of different measures contribute to the average overall happiness of any given country, including GDP per capita, life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, and even overall generosity and social support.
The 10 Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Wall St. Cheat Sheet - 10/23/2014 5:01:34 PM
only 29 percent of the country’s population has been enrolled in school, and life expectancy is only 55 years. Both of these numbers rank well-below most other countries, and provide some insight into the internal strife the country is experiencing.
World population likely to peak by 2070
Phys.org - 10/23/2014 2:16:55 PM
More than just population numbers, the new book also includes specific projections for population by age, sex, and education level, for 195 countries in the world, from 2010 to ... which also reflect remaining life expectancy. The new projections are ...
Are South Koreans at risk of 'extinction'?
Al JAZEERA - 9/19/2014 5:31:44 AM
In the 1960s and 1970s, South Koreans did not worry about low birth rate: on the contrary ... of pride about the fast growth of their life expectancy. After all, they moved from being a poor third-world country in the 1960s to being one of the world ...
National Geographic World Atlas (for iPad)
PC Magazine - 10/23/2014 7:31:53 PM
Country information includes the area, population, literacy, life expectancy, languages, religions, type of government, currency, GDP, and the country's history. Information about the capital, as well as the city you've chosen, includes the local time ...
10 States Where Life Is Just the Best Right Now
Time - 10/18/2014 12:42:38 PM
The United States is one of the world ... and a life expectancy of 81.1 years. However, this only barely placed Minnesota among the top third of all regions in the OECD. Similarly, New Hampshire — which was rated as the safest state in the country ...
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
Science Daily - 9/19/2014 6:07:32 AM
The main reason is that birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa ... and offer a confidence interval that could be useful in planning." World population projections are based mostly on two things: future life expectancy and fertility rates. Earlier techniques ...
New Projections: Population to Peak by 2070
Laboratory Equipment - 10/23/2014 1:59:37 AM
More than just population numbers, the new book also includes specific projections for population by age, sex and education level, for 195 countries in the world ... researchers that also reflect remaining life expectancy. The new projections are already ...
U.S. life expectancy hits record high of nearly 79 years
7 KLTV - 10/17/2014 1:33:56 PM
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy in the United States reached an all ... "We can stop being a treatment-oriented country, and become a prevention-oriented country and extend life tremendously," Steinbaum said.