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
How the World Is Becoming More Equal
Wall Street Journal - 8/26/2014 7:21:56 PM
Demographers suggest that life expectancy at birth for the world in 1900 was about 30 years ... University's Jong-Wha Lee have reconstructed trends in educational attainment for 146 countries from local census returns and survey results.
10 Countries With the Longest Life Expectancy
The Motley Fool - 1/10/2014 5:18:37 PM
I suspect there are multiple tangible and intangible factors at work here which are helping fuel this trend of improved life expectancy at birth. Source ... in life expectancy in nearly all of the world's 223 countries. The 10 countries with the longest ...
Life expectancy for Israeli men world’s 4th highest
The Times Of Isreal - 5/17/2014 9:18:44 AM
World Health Statistics 2014 puts the life expectancy at birth of Israel’s men at 80.2 ... and Luxembourg round out the list of leading countries. Israeli women did not crack the top ten, but in 2012, their life expectancy at birth was 84 years, which ...
Global Life Expectancy (Infographic)
Live Science - 8/1/2012 7:36:51 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 ...
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 5:06:20 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 ...
Life expectancy in U.S. is slowing compared with other countries
Los Angeles Times - 1/24/2011 11:54:12 PM
For U.S. males, life expectancy at birth increased by 5.5 years from 1980 to 2006. That's good, but it still lags behind the average life-expectancy gains of 21 other countries. For U.S. women, life expectancy at birth increased by about three years from ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo Finance - 12/1/2013 11:56:49 PM
In fact, six of the countries with the longest life expectancy have among the lowest ... Switzerland had the world’s longest life expectancy at birth at nearly 83 years as of 2011 — 10 years longer than it was in 1970. Switzerland’s health care ...
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 ...
Life Expectancy Around The World: How Healthy Is Canada Compared To Other Countries?
The Huffington Post - 12/17/2012 10:43:57 PM
According to a recent report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, an independent company with The Economist Group, the world's best places to be born in 2013 were the countries with some of the highest life expectancy rates at birth, including Australia ...
World population gains more than a decade's life expectancy since 1970
Medical Xpress - 12/12/2012 11:54:18 PM
While overall life expectancy is increasing globally, the gap in life expectancy between countries with the highest and lowest ... In 2010, Japanese women had the highest life expectancy at birth in the world, at 85.9 years; for men, Iceland had the ...
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 ...
Education is leading the way in improving life expectancy around the world
Examiner - 5/29/2012 4:27:54 PM
We can see the actual causes of death for people in developed and developing countries when viewing the life expectancy at birth data provided by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Life expectancy at birth is ...
Life expectancy up worldwide; Japanese women live longest
USA Today - 5/15/2014 9:02:37 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 ...
U.S. life expectancy slowing compared with other countries, report says
The Seattle Times - 1/24/2011 11:54:12 PM
For U.S. males, life expectancy at birth increased by about 5.5 years (from 69.9 to 75.5) from 1980 to 2006. That's good, but it still lags the average life-expectancy gains of 21 other countries ... the highest in the world, hitting 15 percent of gross ...
Best, Worst Countries for Life Expectancy
WebMD - 5/21/2009 11:58:12 PM
The report shows that children younger than 5 account for nearly 20% of the world's deaths, and that child mortality is a major reason for the wide range in life expectancy among countries. The World Health Organization's new report is based on data from ...