Life Expectancy: Patterns and Trends

Life expectancy v GDP Gapminder Graph.PNG

  • Levels of mortality are declining.
  • Life expectancy is increasing.
  • 75% of the increase in longevity has been achieved in the 20th and early 21st century
  • The difference between the more developed world and the less developed world is 10 years.
  • Rates of life expectancy have converged significantly between rich and poor countries during the last 50 years.
  • Increasing life expectancy have to some extent offset the widening disparity between per capita incomes.
  • AIDS has caused recent decreases in life expectancy in some countries.
  • Projections suggest the disparity in life expectancy will continue to narrow.

Influences on Life Expectancy:

  • The influence of disease.

Geographical Variations in Disease.pdf

  • Physical Environmental Conditions –