Life Expectancy by Country Income

Monday, Mar 29, 2010

The large changes in mortality observed in the developing world [between 1965 and 1995] are consistent with the interpretation that poor countries absorbed technology and knowledge previously available in rich countries, at relatively low costs, while most of the changes in mortality in developed countries took advantage of recent developments on the frontier of medical technology.

The Quantity and Quality of Life and the Evolution of World Inequality, Becker et al, Department of Economics, The University of Chicago, June, 2003,

Life expectancy at birth in 1965 and 1998, The World Bank,