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 15 US states with the longest life expectancies
ibamag.com - 9/29/2014 1:55:17 PM
Their life expectancy at birth, 75 years, is four years below the country average. According to the Social Science Research Council, Mississippi has “life spans and earnings of the typical American in the late 1980s.” Steven Weisbart, Senior Vice ...
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 ...
Where Are the Best and Worst Places in the World to Grow Old?
Alter Net - 10/1/2014 2:28:42 PM
Life expectancy at 60 is now at least a third longer than what it was in the middle of the 20th century in many countries. While people around the world are living longer, the 2014 Global AgeWatch Index, developed by HelpAge International and University ...
New Map Shows The Best Places In The World To Grow Old
The Business Insider - 10/1/2014 12:05:32 PM
The Global AgeWatch Index has released a ranking of the best countries in the world to grow old ... Japan has the highest life expectancy out of the top 10: 86 years.
South Africa among worst countries for the elderly
businesstech.co.za - 9/30/2014 8:27:48 PM
South Africa ranks as one of the worst places in the world for the elderly ... The worst country to be old in is Afghanistan, according to the report, with a poor showing from African nations, where the life expectancy is low. Mauritius is the only ...
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 ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo Finance - 12/2/2013 6:26:21 PM
including life expectancy at birth, which is as of 2011. These are the countries where people live longest. Likely due to large oil reserves in the North Sea, Norway has been among the wealthiest nations in the world for several years now. Only the U.S ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ... achieved considerable prosperity since World War II through its tourist industry.
A look at happiness around the globe shows Denmark on top
The Equinox - 10/1/2014 8:48:05 PM
I even found something called the “World Happiness Report,” which ... a government—and on a human-scale. The happiest countries have in common a large GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy at birth and a lack of corruption in leadership.
The best and worst countries in the world to be old in
New Scientist - 9/30/2014 10:58:07 PM
Ageing is widely seen as a rich-world phenomenon, but it is a global issue. It is a concern because old people tend to have a worse quality of life in poor countries ... Worldwide, life expectancy has doubled in the past half century to 66 years.
What you can tell about a country’s future by looking at its gender balance
THE CONVERSATION - 8/28/2014 6:40:47 AM
In sub-Saharan Africa, where life expectancy at birth for is relatively low for both sexes, the ratio is 99. In Russia, Ukraine and some former Eastern bloc countries, it is among the lowest in the world: 86 for both Russia and Ukraine. There are other ...