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
'Cardiovascular revolution' has increased life expectancy in Spain
Science Daily - 3/3/2015 5:03:41 PM
In one century, life expectancy at birth in Spain has increased 42.6 years for women ... the main reason for the recent increase in life expectancy in the majority of countries," he adds. The study marks out six stages, each with its own characteristics ...
Ranking the Caribbean by life expectancy
Curacao Chronicle - 2/27/2015 2:45:16 PM
Continuing our series examining the World Bank’s data on the Caribbean, we take a look this week at data on male and female life expectancy in the Caribbean. There are a number of countries in the Caribbean with a disproportionately high proportion of ...
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 ...
Indian lives cut short by three years from pollutoin
zmescience.com - 3/3/2015 1:00:18 PM
India is among the most polluted country in the world, a direct consequence of its growth-orientated ... particulate matter per cubic meter in the atmosphere lowers life expectancy at birth by three years. India has the highest rate of death caused by ...
High pollution cuts most Indian lives short by three years
Phys.org - 2/27/2015 12:00:37 PM
The World Health Organization rates India's air pollution as some of the worst—ranking 13 of the country's cities among the 20 ... matter per cubic meter in the atmosphere lowers life expectancy at birth by three years. That metric was then applied ...
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 ...
World Humanitarian Summit: Ensuring older people are included
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 3/3/2015 3:52:06 PM
Preparations are well underway for the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS ... consideration in current and future humanitarian programmes and policies. Life expectancy at birth has increased from 60 to 70 years between 1980 and 2010, and 13 of the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Iceland Tops List Of World’s Most Peaceful Countries; ‘No Standing Army’ And Good ‘Welfare System’ Important Factors For Winning
kdramastars.com - 2/27/2015 8:36:01 PM
But the country's military involvement is limited to UN peacekeeping missions. Canada enjoys a "high level of safety, high standard of living and high life expectancy" making it land in 7 th place. The world's second largest ountry is currently not ...
The world is ageing—and we need to pay attention
CNBC - 3/3/2015 8:13:58 AM
In fact, the make-up of a country's population is one of the most important ... Japan also has the biggest life expectancy at birth of the G-6, combine that with declining fertility and it's a pretty big headwind if you don't welcome workers from abroad.
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.