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, 2014See also: Life expectancy at birth map
Want a Flexible Retirement? Here’s How 10 Countries Stack Up
Think Advisor - 2/2/2016 4:08:48 PM
In countries that are part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the average life expectancy at birth is more than 80 years. Increasing “health expectancy” means people are living more of those years in good health. With lower ...
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 11:08:25 AM
"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 ...
Low Birth Rates, Aging Population Could Make South Korea World's Oldest Country By 2045
Tech Times - 2/3/2016 2:48:52 PM
Because of low birth rates and a rapidly aging population ... This is expected to decline even further by 2050 as the country's life expectancy continues to rise. Now, people 65 years old and older account for about seven percent of South Korea's population.
Global Life Expectancy (Infographic)
Live Science - 8/1/2012 3:37:39 AM
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 ...
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 ...
Progress in the global war on poverty
The Christian Science Monitor - 2/7/2016 5:21:37 PM
In all, more than 60 developing countries around the world have seen a decline in the number of ... and success in fighting diseases, life expectancy at birth has increased from 50 years in 1960 to 65 years today. The biggest health gains have been ...
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 ...
South Korea's gender problem could lead to an existential crisis
The Business Insider - 2/2/2016 4:44:35 PM
South Korea has such a low birth rate that it could become the world's oldest country by 2045 ... "We don't know what life expectancy is," says Eberstadt, who authored the books "The Population of North Korea" and "The End of North Korea." "
DOUG PORTER: Birth and death at the zoo
Albany Herald - 2/7/2016 6:54:40 PM
or that the life expectancy of an Asian elephant is about 48 years. Do I get emotional about the birth of a colobus monkey or the death of an African elephant in the wild? Probably not. It is the animals in my hometown, my state and my country that draw my ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
24/7 Wall ST - 12/2/2013 11:59:48 AM
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 any other ...
10 Countries With the Longest Life Expectancy
The Motley Fool - 1/10/2014 6:15:53 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. As The Huffington ... expectancy in nearly all of the world's 223 countries. The 10 countries with the longest ...
Best country in the world to live? Still Norway, according to the U.N.
CNN - 12/16/2015 7:04:26 AM
(CNN)When it comes ... The HDI measures countries in three basic areas -- life expectancy, education and income/standard of living. Norway earned high marks in all areas to get an overall score of 0.944. Its life expectancy at birth is 81.6 years, while ...
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 ...
10 Countries with Longest Life Expectancy
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/11/2015 9:08:09 AM
Living to a ripe, old age may not be for everyone in today’s dynamic, tiring world but the people from the 10 countries with longest life expectancy surely ... though – there we accounted for life expectancy at birth and in this ultimate narrowing ...