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
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 12:12:51 PM
"In the United States, life expectancy at birth increased by almost nine years between 1960 and 2011, but this is less than the increase of over 15 years in Japan and over 11 years on average in OECD countries," according to the OECD. The report also ...
20 Of The Safest Cities In The World
The Business Insider - 1/26/2015 7:40:55 PM
The Economist's Intelligence Unit has released a ranking of the safest major cities in the world, and Tokyo comes out on top ... Health security — This metric looks at average life expectancy of a city's citizens as well as the ratio of hospital beds ...
Mr. President, World’s Worst Air Is Taking 6 Hours Off Your Life
Businessweek - 1/26/2015 12:09:56 PM
Those levels translate roughly into an estimated loss of 2 hours a day in life expectancy ... to a World Bank report in June. Whether that spurs Modi to take more action remains to be seen. The Indian leader was asked Jan. 25 if his country felt pressure ...
The 10 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/10/2014 4:16:44 AM
Our newest list looks at the countries with the highest life expectancy in the world, giving us an intimate glimpse into the social and economic dynamics that lead to long life. Let’s begin the countdown and see what we can draw from it in an effort to ...
China’s gender imbalance “most serious and prolonged in the world”
National Right to Life News Today - 1/26/2015 9:28:17 PM
China has by far the greatest gender imbalance of any nation in the world, with conservative estimates from 2014 putting the ratio at 115.8 males to every 100 females. The peak body responsible for family planning in the country, the National Health and ...
How long will YOU live? Startling map reveals dramatic differences in life expectancy across the globe (and why you should move to Monaco)
Daily Mail - 11/30/2012 4:13:06 AM
This colour-coded map reveals the startling difference in life expectancies across 222 of the world ... countries with state-funded healthcare systems like Japan, Canada and the UK, which each have average life expectancies of over 80 years. Life ...
Global Life Expectancy (Infographic)
Live Science - 8/1/2012 3:40:38 PM
A recent study by the United Nations shows that the United States still trails many of the world's countries when it comes to life expectancy. Life expectancy at birth refers to the number of years a newborn would be expected to live if current patterns of ...
Charting the Life Expectancies of the World's Countries
citylab.com - 1/8/2014 11:15:55 AM
These insights are crammed with dozens of others into "Life Expectancy at Birth," a fascinating new visualization ... and used it to chart expected lifespans for the various countries of the world. Each continent gets its own reckoning, and each nation's ...
Visualizing World Life Expectancy at Birth
Visual News - 1/7/2014 12:50:10 PM
Omani designer Marcelo Duhalde recently released the latest of his Miscellanea Infographics, this time visualizing the life expectancy one could hope for in the 195 countries around the world. It’s a simple graphic, but don’t let that get in the way of ...
Life expectancy improves in world's poorest countries
Jamaica Observer - 5/16/2014 8:15:29 AM
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Life expectancy in the world's poorest countries has risen by an average of nine years over the past two decades, thanks to major improvements in infant health, the United Nations said yesterday. In its annual statistics ...
Weekly 10: Top 10 Countries For Life Expectancy At Birth
opensalon - 7/30/2009 4:08:38 PM
With all the recent talk about healthcare in the news, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at what countries have the longest life expectancy ... responding to separatist concerns in predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to ...
Cutest Baby Animals from Around the World
ABC News - 1/26/2015 8:16:42 PM
Robert Dockerill/Taronga Zoo How Nikolaus the Seal Got a Second Chance at Life A grey seal cub named Nikolaus ... when his mother perished three week after giving birth. He will be living at the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset, England.
Life expectancy up worldwide; Japanese women live longest
USA Today - 5/15/2014 3:54:48 PM
People around the world ... life expectancy of 81 and male life expectancy of 76 – but ranks 37th overall and does not make the top 10 for either gender. Top honors go to Japan for women (87 years) and Iceland for men (81.2 years). The best-improved ...
Surviving Auschwitz: Ottawa man who endured horrors now has 'beautiful life'
Ottawa Citizen - 1/26/2015 1:35:50 PM
Life expectancy in the Buna camp averaged about three ... “There’s a Jew coming through … let’s skin him alive.” “A free country, with all the freedom in the world, and that’s what happens to you in Ottawa!” Moskovic says incredulously.
A look at ‘the oldest-old’
DAILY TITAN - 1/26/2015 9:46:46 AM
“If increase in life expectancy continues, half of all children today born in developed countries will live to their 100th birthday ... from 1981 where nearly 14,000 residents of Leisure World, now called Laguna Woods, filled out a basic health ...