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 10 Least Livable Countries
24/7 Wall ST - 10/25/2014 8:09:29 AM
The median life expectancy at birth in the U.S. of 78.9 years was ranked just ... By contrast, in all of the world’s least developed countries, adult residents had less than four years of education on average. The most and least developed nations also ...
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 ...
World Population Expected to Rise Rapidly This Century
US News and World Report - 10/23/2014 8:57:47 PM
The study looked at data for 171 countries ... Because of falling birth rates, meaning less children, and increasing life expectancy due to better health and technology, the population will also be older. Right now, 8 percent of the world's population ...
Here’s why Australians are once again the wealthiest nation in the world
Small Business Yahoo - 10/24/2014 4:57:23 AM
In other words our high median shows that wealth is spread more evenly than in other countries ... The most recent UN data shows life expectancy at birth in Australia has reached 82.5 years – the fourth longest in the world behind Japan (83.6), Hong ...
New book highlights Kiwi life expectancy
YahooNews - 10/25/2014 12:17:02 AM
A new book, called 'The Healthy Country', looks at the history and intricacies of life expectancy in New Zealand. Co-author and health researcher Alistair Woodward says for a time in the early 20th century, we had the longest lifespans in the world.
World population likely to peak by 2070
Phys.org - 10/23/2014 3:07:02 PM
More than just population numbers, the new book also includes specific projections for population by age, sex, and education level, for 195 countries in the world, from 2010 to ... which also reflect remaining life expectancy. The new projections are ...
Are South Koreans at risk of 'extinction'?
Al JAZEERA - 9/19/2014 5:31:44 AM
In the 1960s and 1970s, South Koreans did not worry about low birth rate: on the contrary ... of pride about the fast growth of their life expectancy. After all, they moved from being a poor third-world country in the 1960s to being one of the world ...
National Geographic World Atlas (for iPad)
PC Magazine - 10/23/2014 7:31:53 PM
Bottom Line National Geographic World Atlas is a pretty ... it brings up information about the country, its capital, and the city you've chosen. Country information includes the area, population, literacy, life expectancy, languages, religions, type ...
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
washington.edu - 9/19/2014 10:18:04 AM
The main reason is that birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa ... confidence interval that could be useful in planning.” World population projections are based mostly on two things: future life expectancy and fertility rates. Earlier techniques relied ...
Earth’s Population Could Reach 12.3 Billion by 2100, Scientists Say
sci-news.com - 9/19/2014 5:13:15 PM
World population projections are based mostly on two things: future life expectancy and fertility rates ... The main reason is that birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa have not been going down as fast as had been expected. There is an 80 % chance that ...
The New Population Boom Could Easily Be a Dud
Wall Street Journal - 9/22/2014 6:49:55 PM
In the Science study, the main reason for concluding that the world's population will most likely continue ... Also around 2050, the U.N. Population Division projects that life expectancy at birth will average nearly 70 for the sub-Saharan region, up ...
World Polio Day - Saving a million lives
IBN Live - 10/24/2014 7:42:02 AM
India's journey from an endemic to a country with zero case has been a long and arduous one. It involved people from different walks of life including ... with world's largest accumulation of children under the age of five years with high birth rate ...
Global life expectancy reaches new heights but 21 million face premature death this year, warns WHO
WHO - 10/17/2014 10:59:26 PM
In The World Health Report 1998: Life in the 21st century a vision for all, WHO says global life expectancy at birth, now 66 years ... 3 out of 4 people in the least developed countries today are dying before the age of 50 - the global life expectancy ...
Cuba emerges as committed ally against Ebola - yet can't treat illnesses at home
Latino FOX News - 10/22/2014 11:47:47 AM
World Bank ... brought its life expectancy rate on par with the U.S., made its infant mortality rate the lowest in the hemisphere and eradicated measles on the island. The crumbling economic situation, however, has shown cracks in the country’s aging ...
Tunisia is showing the Arab world how to nurture democracy
theguardian.com - 10/25/2014 2:43:11 PM
While the rest of the Arab spring countries – Egypt, Libya ... Tunisia from the intense ideological polarisation that has scarred Egyptian political life, paving the way for the return of the old guard. And when Tunisia was plunged into crisis after ...