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 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 ...
Lifestyle, genes determine life expectancy
Star News Online - 10/22/2014 12:27:45 AM
Experts believe that a combination of risk-taking behavior, genes and lifestyle explain why woman outlive men in every country in the world. Things start to get ... “The difference in life expectancy between men and women in the United States dropped ...
These Are The Top 20 Happiest Countries In The World
BuzzFeed - 10/20/2014 4:29:20 PM
A number of different measures contribute to the average overall happiness of any given country, including GDP per capita, life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, and even overall generosity and social support.
Ezekiel Emanuel: Why I want to die at 75
Dallas News - 10/13/2014 11:15:30 AM
They think that I can’t mean what I say; that I haven’t thought clearly about this, because there is so much in the world to see and do ... In 1900, the life expectancy of an average American at birth was approximately 47 years. Today, a newborn ...
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 ...
Live from San Antonio: Women in the World Texas!
Daily Beast - 10/23/2014 2:06:47 AM
Women in the World launched in ... “eroded every aspect of life in Liberia,” a country that had just begun to recover from civil war. “It has changed the way people live, the way people die and the way mothers give birth,” Crowe said.
U.S. life expectancy hits record high of nearly 79 years
7 KLTV - 10/17/2014 1:33:56 PM
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy in the United States reached an all ... "We can stop being a treatment-oriented country, and become a prevention-oriented country and extend life tremendously," Steinbaum said.
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
Science Daily - 9/19/2014 6:07:32 AM
The main reason is that birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa ... and offer a 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 ...
change the world
Examiner - 10/19/2014 8:55:22 PM
Another New Year is upon us with what appeared to be a fairly smooth transition; watching from afar not changing the fate that awaits those showcasing their traditional or “safe” resolutions – from expectancy ... the world is.That’s Life Equals ...
World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: study
Gulf News - 9/19/2014 6:50:29 AM
That would mean two billion more people on Earth than expected by 2100, largely due to high birth rates in Africa, said the report in the US journal Science. "The consensus over the past 20 years or so was that world ... about how life expectancy and ...
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 ...
World Health Statistics 2014: Japan Tops Life Expectancy
WHO - 10/20/2014 12:58:45 AM
Women in Japan have the highest life expectancy in the world at 87.0 years, followed by Spain, Switzerland and Singapore. Life expectancy among men is 80 years or more in 9 countries, which Japan is ranked at the 8th (80.0 years). We are all living longer ...
Emma Watson Gives Emotional, Powerful Speech at U.N. About Gender Inequality—Check out a Transcript and a Video
E Online - 9/21/2014 12:24:33 PM
I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and the decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men." "But sadly, I can say that there is no one country in the world where ...
Foreign Affairs - 10/20/2014 6:52:30 PM
The truth is that the prevailing gloomy narrative about the postcommunist world ... zone, life expectancy now stands at slightly over 70 years -- higher than it has ever been. Infant mortality, already low, fell faster in the postcommunist countries ...