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 an average increase in life expectancy of 8 hours a day over the last 20 years." Global life expectancy at birth was 72 years for women and 68 years for men in 2011. A 60-year-old man could expect to live another 19 years and a woman of ...
Amartya Sen: Quality of Life: India vs. China
China Digital Times - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
Life expectancy at birth in China is 73.5 years ... and the independent standing of the judiciary, among other characteristics of a lively democracy. Those Indians who are critical of serious flaws in these arrangements (and I am certainly one of them ...
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 ...
10 Countries Where People Fear For Their Safety: 24/7 Wall St.
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2013 9:29:52 PM
Some of the countries where residents feel the least safe, however, have relatively stable governments and enjoy prospering economies. Among these is South ... most fearful in the world. According to Steve Crabtree, senior research analyst at ...
Average Life Expectancy Now Stands at 81
Digital Chosunilbo - 5/20/2013 1:26:06 AM
... 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 years. Japan and Switzerland topped the list with an average of 83 years.
Life Expectancy Rises
FOX News - 5/17/2013 8:34:59 PM
according to the World Health Organization as of the year 2011. It was just 64 in 1990. Most of the improvement, due to lower child mortality rates bringing up the average. Life expectancy’s up, or the same, since 1990 in every country in ...
Rotary Pump offers life expectancy of more than 1,000 hr.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
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10 countries where people fear for their safety
Marketwatch - 5/19/2013 11:07:06 AM
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 countries where people do not feel safe:
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
That’s the vision of leaders at the World Economic Forum. In collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Pan American Health Organization, Bain & Company released a comprehensive toolkit in January aimed at addressing some of the world ...
Only Five Weeks Left to Enter Heineken's Ideas Brewery 60+ Challenge (And an Infographic on How the World Is Aging)
Core77.com (blog) - 5/24/2013 1:17:11 PM
The numbers don't lie: thanks to advances in medicine and other trends in culture, the average age of the population is increasing: according to a report by AT Kearney, the life expectancy of folks in highly developed countries is increasing by one year ...
The Euro Zone Economies Are Spiraling Down But By The Social Progress Index European Nations Beat The US For The Top Spots [CHART]
International Business Times - 5/25/2013 1:48:48 AM
Although beset by economic woes and intractably high unemployment rates, European countries -- at least by one ... The United States ranks sixth, and the top North American country is Canada, at No. 4. Burrowing down a little more deeply, some interesting ...
GLOBAL: First two years in a child's life key to adult development
IRIN - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
The series finds that implementation of existing maternal and child nutrition-related interventions ... realise that adequate nutrition in early life is essential for human capital formation. “The central message of this series is that effective ...
Education For All Children: The Secret To Changing The World
Forbes - 5/17/2013 3:20:01 PM
Elly Mawson is representing the UK at the 2013 G(irls)20 Summit. The Summit brings together one girl, aged 18-20, from each G20 country to look at the G20 Leaders agenda thru the lens of the economic empowerment of girls and women. This is #6 in ...
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s Speech at World Health Assembly: Poverty, Health and the Human Future
The World Bank Group - 5/21/2013 6:42:52 PM
We will work with all countries to do just that. Our second commitment is that we will support countries in an all-out effort to reach Millennium ... come—it’s happening now. The issue is whether we will take charge of change: become its architects ...