Unsurprisingly, the countries with the lowest life expectancies
all have high levels of poverty.
Those with lowest life expectancies
include Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, Lesotho, Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Cameroon.
7 - the life expectancy for men in Blaenau Gwent and one of the five lowest life expectancies
in England and Wales.
This might be due to the fact that life expectancies
of patients at the ends of the spectrum, who are immediately sick or relatively healthy, are easier to assess as they are on more defined paths of well-being, a phenomenon that can be described as a "horizon effect;" however, moderately sick patients tend to occupy a grey zone of well-being and thus their life expectancy becomes a challenge to predict.
Scholars claim that more developed regions of the world generally have higher life expectancies
than less developed regions.
The research, Best noted, "is important because it shows that the highly coveted low life expectancies
sought by some investors in life settlements just are not plentiful.
Millions of the worst-off Americans have life expectancies
typical of developing countries, concluded Dr.
In fact, the incentive for policy providers is to use the shortest life expectancies
to provide more spread, not to boost the return of investors, Crane said.
The regulations also respond to a provision in the EGTRRA that revised the uniform life expectancy tables to reflect current life expectancies
more accurately than tables issued in 1987 (see Exhibit 1).
The sidebar, "Recalculating Life Expectancies
," above, describes the recalculation method more fully, including a discussion of when it might be advantageous.
This would enable the co-beneficiaries to use their own life expectancies
without having to use the age of the oldest, but only if the IRA owner dies before his required beginning date.
But with life expectancies
increasing, cash settlements for people with AIDS are decreasing: Whereas settlements of 80% to 90% of the value of a life insurance policy were common two or three years ago, today the average figure is closer to 50% or 60%.