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, 2019See also: Life expectancy at birth map
Austerity and flu deaths leave UK life expectancy lagging behind other countries, says new research
Independent - 2/21/2020 2:12:00 PM
It said: “Six of the largest EU countries (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, UK) saw a fall in life expectancy for both men and women between 2014 and 2015, with female life expectancy at birth falling in 23 of the 28 EU ... including expanding our world-leading talking therapies programme and our diabetes prevention programme as well ...
UK life expectancy has stalled – but how do we compare to the rest of the world?
The Daily Telegraph - 2/25/2020 2:30:00 PM
But how does the UK compare to the rest of the world? Worldwide ... although eastern European countries generally differ somewhat from their western counterparts. Moldova has the lowest life expectancy in Europe at 72.30 years, followed by Belarus (75.20) and Latvia (75.73). In Canada, life expectancy at birth is 82.9, over three years ...
Life Expectancy By Country
Global Finance - 2/5/2020 12:00:00 AM
For women the top 10 countries all have a life expectancy of 84 years or longer. Women in Japan have the highest life expectancy in the world, at 87 years, followed by Spain, Switzerland and Singapore all with 85.1 years. Life expectancy at birth has ...
US life expectancy is low and is now projected to be on par with Mexico by 2030
CNBC - 2/22/2020 12:31:00 PM
"Notable among poor-performing countries ... world to have a life expectancy of over 90 by the year 2030 with men from the same nation projected to live to an average of 84.1 years from birth.
The world must wake up to the challenge of longer lifespans
The Financial Times - 2/28/2020 12:13:00 PM
As the world greys, we need to extend that new lease of life to everyone. How well countries age will become a major source of competitive advantage ... Between 2013 and 2016, the average Japanese man gained an extra year of healthy life, while life expectancy at birth rose by nine months. This has been achieved with a relentless focus by ...
ROSS CLARK: Life expectancy is NOT falling because of austerity. It's just we're fatter
Mail Online - 2/26/2020 1:18:00 AM
Between the end of the 19th century and 2010, Marmot said, life expectancy at birth for the average Briton has increased by one year ... is that improvements in life expectancy have been slowing throughout the developed world. Britain wasn’t the only country where the rate of increase in life expectancy slowed during the 2010s: a similar ...
Life expectancy of poorest women in England falls as experts warn of growing health inequalities
ITV - 2/25/2020 12:02:00 AM
The life expectancy of the poorest women in England has fallen in the past decade as the health gap widened between the most and least deprived parts of the country, a study has found. It also found that for the first time in 100 years, life expectancy had flatlined. The difference in life expectancy at birth ... and world-leading plans to ...
'Lost decade' condemned as life expectancy stalls
The Daily Telegraph - 2/25/2020 12:55:00 AM
It warns that the slowdown in life expectancy in the UK is more marked than in most European and other high-income countries, aside from the US ... The difference in life expectancy at birth between the least and most deprived decile - or 10 per cent - was 9.5 years for men and 7.7 years for women in 2016-18, rising from 9.1 and 6.8 ...
Our ‘lost decade’ for health as gains in life expectancy halt
Express - 2/26/2020 10:32:00 AM
Sir Michael, who heads the UCL Institute of Health Equity in London, said: “From the beginning of the 20th century, England experienced continuous improvements in life expectancy, but from 2011 these improvements ... “In one of the richest countries in the world, it is shocking and unacceptable that inequalities in health are widening.