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
This Country Is the Happiest in the World, United Nations Finds
Yahoo News - 4/25/2015 3:50:41 AM
The happiest country in the world ... possible life), to the top rung, a 10, or the best possible life. Most of the differences in happiness among countries could be explained by six factors: levels of gross domestic product (GDP), life expectancy ...
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 ...
World's happiest country report: Ghana ranks 114
Ghana Web - 4/25/2015 10:45:52 AM
... Report examined 158 countries and is aimed at influencing government policy. The study bases its rankings on data from the Gallup World Poll and takes into account variables such as real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, corruption levels and ...
Singapore ranked happiest country in Asia, so please smile
AsiaOne - 4/25/2015 7:39:45 AM
Singapore has just been named one of the 25 happiest nations in the world ... life expectancy, freedom to make choices and available social support. Not all surveys tell the same story. In 2012, the Happy Planet Index placed Singapore 90th out of 151 ...
Chad, Togo & Rwanda Listed Among Top 10 Most Unhappy Nations in the World
Bella Naija - 4/25/2015 7:39:45 AM
ranging from purely domestic perspectives – such as GDP and life expectancy figures – to how its citizens view themselves and their country within the world at large.”
Togo named the most miserable country in the world
Big News Network - 4/25/2015 2:39:06 AM
healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity and perceptions of corruption. It then surveyed a number of people from each country and simply asked them to rate their hap...
Switzerland found to be happiest country on earth
Science Recorder - 4/25/2015 2:17:38 AM
Though the tropics, with their white beaches and clear waves, might seem to hold the happiest country on earth, the recent 2015 World Happiness Report showed ... levels of gross domestic product (GDP), life expectancy, generosity, social support, freedom ...
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 ...
Countries with highest and lowest life expectancies for people born in 2013 charted
Daily Telegraph - 1/9/2014 11:10:34 PM
Those that will live the longest are likely to be born in Monaco, where life expectancy at birth is 90 acording to a new visualisation which plots the life expectancy for each continent. The worst country to ... the places in the world where life ...
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 ...
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 ...
Switzerland Wins Happiest Country Ranking; U.S. 15th of 158
AllGov - 4/25/2015 1:16:11 PM
The World Happiness Report for 2015 ranks nations using a variety of factors, such as income, life expectancy, people’s charitable ... broaden the scope by which governments assess how their countries are doing and to get the public interested in new ...
A better birth experience for moms and their babies born by caesarean
The Star - 4/25/2015 11:14:30 AM
After Priya’s birth, Connors tried ... has been slower than other countries to adopt the skin-to-skin method can largely be explained by differences in primary obstetric care, says Barrett. “In the rest of the world, the midwifery and the medical ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
24/7 Wall ST - 12/2/2013 11:59:48 AM
However, most of the developed world is improving faster than this country. And despite the fact that ... Just three of the nations where life expectancy at birth is longest are among the OECD’s 10 largest pharmaceutical spenders per capita.
Switzerland tops 2015 World Happiness Report; Japan is ranked in 46th place
Japan Times - 4/25/2015 5:52:22 AM
making small or medium-sized countries in Western Europe seven of the top 10 happiest in the world. Academics identified the variables as real gross domestic product per capita, healthy life expectancy, having someone to count on, perceived freedom to make ...