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
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo! Finance - 12/2/2013 6:26:21 PM
Only three of the top 10 spenders per capita are in the top 10 for ... have the longest lives when compared to women in all the other countries measured. Japan also had the largest elderly population as of 2010. That year, 23% of the population ...
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 5:06:20 PM
Life expectancy in the United States ranks 26th out of the 36 member countries ... which is slightly below the OECD average of 80.1. For U.S. men, the average life expectancy is 76, while it's 81 for U.S. women. (At five years, this gap in ...
10 Countries Where People Live Longest
The Huffington Post - 12/2/2013 2:37:17 PM
While in 1970 life expectancy at birth was 70.9 years, it rose to 78.7 year by 2011. However, most of the developed world is improving faster than this country. And despite the fact that the U.S. spends vastly more per capita on health care than ...
Britain's poor 'will die before they retire' if pension reforms aren't matched by health improvements
The Independent - 12/7/2013 12:41:00 AM
Thousands of Britain’s poorest people “will be dead before they can retire” if sweeping pension reforms are not matched by urgent action on health inequalities between rich and poor, experts have said. Plans to raise the basic state pension age to 70 ...
Weekly 10: Top 10 Countries For Life Expectancy At Birth
open.salon.com - 7/29/2009 11:55:07 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.
Turkey life expectancy lowest among OECD nations
worldbulletin.net - 11/24/2013 1:06:33 PM
Nearly all OECD and emerging countries have experienced large gains in life expectancy over the past 40 years. Life expectancy at birth in Turkey, Korea and Mexico has increased by twenty years or more over the period 1970-2010, the report said.
Long to reign over us: Prince George's life expectancy is EIGHT years longer than boys born in Blackpool
Daily Mail - 7/24/2013 10:34:46 PM
For females, life expectancy at birth was also highest in East Dorset at 86.4 years and lowest in Manchester where females could expect to live for 79.3 years. In 2009-11, the difference in male life expectancy between the highest and lowest ...
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 ...
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 6:03:28 PM
This colour-coded map reveals the startling difference in life expectancies across 222 of the world's countries. The map shows how people are likely to live the longest in developed countries with state-funded healthcare systems like Japan ...
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 ...
2010 Average Life Expectancy by Gender, Race and Country
Suite101.com - 12/4/2013 11:53:16 PM
The Raw Story, "US slips to 49th in Life Expectancy" Accessed October 20, 2010. CIA.gov "The World Factbook Country Comparions: Life Expectancy at Birth" Accessed October 20, 2010.
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 ...
Life Expectancy Rises Around the World, Study Finds
New York Times - 12/13/2012 5:05:06 PM
The shift reflects improvements in sanitation, medical services and access to food throughout the developing world ... different from life expectancy, and is lower when large numbers of children die. But while developing countries made big ...
US life expectancy lowest among industrialized countries
Global Research - 1/11/2013 11:54:31 PM
Male life expectancy in Switzerland, 79.33, was 3.69 years higher than that for US males. Compared with an average of the other countries, Americans also fared worse in at least nine health areas: infant mortality and low birth weight, injuries and ...