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. 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, 2020See also: Life expectancy at birth map
How Long Will These Children Live?
New York Times - 5/2/2021 5:37:00 PM
Tremendous gains on life expectancy have been made around the world, but huge gaps remain. We photographed scenes from the global fight for a more equal life span.
COVID-19 pandemic may produce dramatic changes in life expectancy, birth rates and immigration
Medical Xpress - 5/5/2021 1:00:00 PM
Pandemics have historically given rise to major social and demographic transformation. Labor shortages following the Black Plague, for example, resulted in the rise of the middle class.
India’s life expectancy rate less than world's average
The Pioneer - 4/24/2021 12:00:00 AM
On April 7 while the whole world ... birth is the most favourable and widely accepted indicator. Life expectancy is the reflection of two yardsticks such as health standards of the given country ...
Explained: Lockdowns resulted in lower birth rates in US. Why it’s not great news
The Indian Express - 5/7/2021 2:11:00 AM
Before 2008, when the global financial crisis hit, the country had an estimated fertility rate of 2.1, which is considered sufficient for replacing the existing population. That rate has now dropped to 1.
Italy’s birthrate is falling. Can the storks help?
The Guardian - 5/8/2021 9:16:00 PM
Last year, the population of Europe’s fourth biggest economy dropped by the equivalent of a city the size of Florence. Yet the northern hamlets of Val d’Ultimo have found ways to buck the trend
Life expectancy gap growing between rich/poor world women: WHO
Hebdo Ahram - 3/19/2021 10:54:00 AM
Life expectancy for women at 50 has improved, but the gap between poor and rich countries ... birth and childhood. But what we found is that improvement is much stronger in the rich world than ...
World Thalassemia Day: The blood disorder cannot be cured, and other myths busted
India Times - 5/8/2021 5:31:00 AM
Thalassemia syndrome is an inherited blood disorder that causes the body to have less haemoglobin than normal. There are two types of - Alpha and Beta - in which child