Monday, May 26, 2008

GDP and Life Expectancy: Trends hold for top 48

Here's the chart that results from plotting the GDP per capita and life expectancy for the 48 countries with the highest GDP per capita.

Same trend: life expectancy varies inversely with GDP per capita.

Same methods and data sources as I used below.

[Correction: that's the top 47, not 48, countries. Why cutoff at 47 countries? Country 48 is the Falklands and there is no life expectancy available for it. Otherwise, I would have done top 50.]

[Update: see above]

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