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
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 ...
10 countries with the worst retirement security
Yahoo Finance - 3/24/2015 3:12:53 PM
The study is based on data from the World Bank and World Health Organization, among other sources. The countries are measured on criteria such as access to health care, life expectancy, unemployment, income equality, tax burden, savings yields, investment ...
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 ...
The 10 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/10/2014 4:16:44 AM
Hong Kong Life expectancy at birth (Years) – 82.12 Due to the well balanced ... public services like their public health care system. The second smallest country in the world also happens to be the one with the highest life expectancy on the planet ...
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 ...
Happiest countries in the world? Denmark, Norway, Switzerland
KREM - 3/20/2015 2:13:12 PM
life expectancy, social support, freedom to make life choices and perceptions of corruption to rank the happiest countries in the world. In 2012, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution to observe the International Day of Happiness on March 20 ...
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 ...
Music to die for: how genre affects popular musicians' life expectancy
THE CONVERSATION - 3/22/2015 7:11:28 PM
Musicians from the older genres – blues, jazz (including bebop and dixieland), country ... year of birth and gender. The next group – R&B (including doo wop and soul), pop, folk (including ballad and polka) and world music – had lower life ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
24/7 Wall ST - 12/2/2013 11:59:48 AM
Life expectancy in the U.S. has risen in the past few decades. 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 ... where residents live the longest, the number of ...
Indigenous health institute hopes to shrink First Nations gap in life expectancy
The Star - 3/22/2015 11:57:48 PM
The University of Toronto unveiled the name of its new aboriginal health institute on Monday, bringing the vision of a world-class research facility ... Dan to do something to improve the gap in life expectancy and well-being between aboriginal and non ...
World Bank Albania Country Manager Tahseen Sayed Remarks at the Signing Ceremony of the Albanian Health and System Improvement Project
The World Bank - 3/24/2015 4:31:37 PM
However, today’s signing is of special significance for two reasons: it’s the first project being signed between the Government of Albania and the World ... including life expectancy, are relatively high compared with neighboring countries.
Global Life Expectancy Increases by About Six Years
Wall Street Journal - 12/18/2014 9:10:07 PM
The rise in global life expectancy is mainly the result of dramatic advances in health care. In richer countries longer lifespans are spurred by a big drop in deaths related to heart disease, while poorer countries have seen big declines in the death of...
The happiest countries in the world
USA Today - 5/10/2014 6:28:04 AM
Athletes from this country, No. 1 on the Better Life Index list of happiest countries ... 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 ...
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.