May 5, 2008
Among the fundamental measures of the level of development of a society is its life expectancy at birth, that is the average number of years a newborn will expect to live if subjected to the prevailing age-specific death rates at the time of his birth
In the Philippines, life expectancy at birth of female is 72 years compared to 67 years for male. In Japan which has the highest expectancy at birth, the figures are 85.6 for females and 78.7 for males.
The latest data and findings on healthy life expectancy and aging in Asia and the world! Details on the forthcoming 20th REVES Conference, a three-day meeting of health expectancy research experts.
REVES (Réseau Espérance de Vie en Santé) is a network of leading scientists in the study of health expectancy and the aging process. Among its members prominent demographers, epidemiologists, biologists, sociologists, psychologists and statisticians from Europe, the USA and Asia, all working on measuring the effects of aging on health life across different populations--both developed and developing.
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What: Usapang POPDEV Media Forum Theme: “Population and Aging: Understanding the Need for a healthy life expectancy in Asia and the World”
When: 6 May 2008, 10AM – 12Noon
Where: Victor Room, Annabel’s Restaurant, Tomas Morato, QC
1. Jean-Marie Robine, Research Director, Equipe Demographie et Sante (INSERM), Centre Val d’Aurelle, Montpellier, France
2. Yasuhiko Saito, Research Associate Professor, Nihon University Population Research Institute, Nihon, Japan
3. Dr. Grace Cruz, Director, UP Population Institute