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
India's air pollution is so bad it's reducing life expectancy by 3.2 years
Vox - 2/24/2015 10:23:58 AM
But the air quality in India now appears to be even worse — with one new study finding that excess pollution is reducing the life ... country's national air-quality standards. That excess pollution alone, they estimate, reduces life expectancy at birth ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The 10 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/10/2014 4:16:44 AM
Our newest list looks at the countries with the highest life expectancy in the world, giving us an intimate glimpse into the social and economic dynamics that lead to long life. Let’s begin the countdown and see what we can draw from it in an effort to ...
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 ...
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 ...
Global Life Expectancy Increases by About Six Years
Wall Street Journal - 12/18/2014 12:03:06 AM
In India, which is on track to become the world’s most populous country in less than two decades, life expectancy at birth rose from 57.3 years to 64.2 years for males, and from 58.2 years to 68.5 years for females, according to the Lancet study.
Pollution Cutting Average Indian’s Life by Three Years
India West - 2/24/2015 3:57:25 AM
New Delhi: India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published last weekend that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy ... where they determined that life expectancy dropped by three ...
Charting the Life Expectancies of the World's Countries
citylab.com - 1/8/2014 11:15:55 AM
These insights are crammed with dozens of others into "Life Expectancy at Birth," a fascinating new visualization ... and used it to chart expected lifespans for the various countries of the world. Each continent gets its own reckoning, and each nation's ...
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.
World Bioabsorbable Stents Industry
The Street - 2/25/2015 1:04:26 AM
Life Expectancy by Select Countries: 2013 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-17Rising Middle Class Population Aids Growth II-17Table 9: World Middle Class Population (2012 & 2030F):Percentage Share Breakdown by Region - North America, Europe ...
The happiest countries in the world
USA Today - 5/10/2014 6:28:04 AM
Unemployment rates and life expectancy at birth which measures income inequality after taxes and transfer payments, for each country, were also based on data from the OECD. These are the happiest countries in the world. > Life expectancy: 82.8 years (the ...
Air Pollution Decreasing Life Span in India, Study Says
WTOP - 2/24/2015 5:59:06 AM
The study, published in Economic & Political Weekly, estimates that over 660 million people in India live in areas that exceed the country’s standard for particulate pollution, and that the pollution decreases their life expectancy by an average of 3.2 ...