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
Global life spans continue to lengthen, WHO says
Reuters - 5/15/2013 8:23:02 PM
That's dramatic," Colin Mathers, coordinator for mortality and burden of disease at the WHO, said as the organization launched its annual world health statistics ... or at least no change, in life expectancy at birth. Even countries where ...
Global Life Expectancy: Life Spans Continue To Lengthen Around The World, WHO Says
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 8:08:43 PM
That's dramatic," Colin Mathers, coordinator for mortality and burden of disease at the WHO, said as the organisation launched its annual world health statistics ... or at least no change, in life expectancy at birth. Even countries where ...
Worldwide life expectancy growing
Columbus Dispatch - 5/16/2013 10:56:21 AM
said as the organization launched its annual world health-statistics report. “That’s an average increase in life expectancy of eight hours a day over the last 20 years.” Global life expectancy at birth was 72 years for women and 68 years ...
Global life spans continue to lengthen, life expectancy rises to 70
GMA Network - 5/15/2013 7:47:15 PM
GENEVA - People are living longer than ever and "dramatic" gains in life expectancy show no sign of slowing down, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. "The global life expectancy has increased from 64 years in 1990 to 70 years in 2011.
Global life spans continue to lengthen
Health24 - 5/16/2013 6:10:01 AM
People are living longer than ever and "dramatic" gains in life expectancy show no sign of slowing down, the World Health Organization said ... in life expectancy at birth .Even countries where people live longest have managed to keep eking out a few ...
Ghana’s life expectancy of 58-years is of a 3rd world country
Spy Ghana - 5/13/2013 10:55:44 PM
Even the country’s life expectancy of 58-years, he said, is that of a third-world country. In terms of global competitiveness, he said it is “terrible” that Ghana ranks 114 out of 142 countries in the Global Competitiveness Report, “because we have ...
Japan still tops in life expectancy
Japan Times - 5/16/2013 2:59:44 PM
GENEVA – Japan retained the top spot in terms of average life expectancy for both sexes in 2011, tying with Switzerland and San Marino, a republic surrounded by Italy, the World Health Organization said in a report released Wednesday. Men and women in ...
Average Life Expectancy Now Stands at 81
Digital Chosunilbo - 5/20/2013 1:26:06 AM
The World Health Organization's latest annual report on people's life spans shows that Korean boys born in 2011 are expected to reach 77 years of age, while girls will make it to 84. In 1990, the median life expectancy in the country was just 72 ...
10 Countries Where People Fear For Their Safety: 24/7 Wall St.
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2013 9:29:52 PM
Where data was not reported, the IMF has estimated it. Life expectancy figures were taken from the World Bank. Much of the information provided regarding the safety of these countries were provided by the U.S. State Department. These are the 10 ...
Amartya Sen: Quality of Life: India vs. China
China Digital Times - 5/17/2013 11:55:25 PM
Life expectancy at birth in China is 73.5 years; in India it is 64.4 years. The infant mortality rate is fifty per thousand in India, compared with just seventeen in China; the mortality rate for children under five is sixty-six per thousand for Indians ...
Life Expectancy Rises
FOX News - 5/17/2013 5:25:53 AM
Life expectancy’s up, or the same, since 1990 in every country in the world except Libya, North Korea, South Africa, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe. Even the countries where people already live the longest, like Australia, Japan, and Switzerland have ...
10 countries where people fear for their safety
Marketwatch - 5/19/2013 9:34:03 AM
Internal conflict and repressive regimes are marked problems in many of countries where citizens feel ... people feel is the way law-enforcement officials are perceived. Of the 10 nations where people feel least safe, four also had the lowest ratings ...
Taiwan: Health Minister Gives Speech At WHA
United Nations and Peoples Organisation - 5/23/2013 10:19:25 AM
Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta spoke at the World Health Assembly ... to curb diseases and raise life expectancy. Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan's Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta expounded on his country's achievements in the ...
Five Obstacles To A Healthier World
Forbes - 5/23/2013 4:31:39 PM
Here are five: 1. The aging population. In just 10 years, the number of people 60 and older will surpass 1 billion people—an increase of nearly 200 million people over the decade. By 2050, 22% of the world’s population will be over 60 years ...
Education For All Children: The Secret To Changing The World
Forbes - 5/17/2013 3:20:01 PM
It is proven that an education improves the literacy rate, poverty rate and life expectancy of the person receiving it. When you educate a child ... your knowledge to your family, friends and communities. You can be the person that starts the ...