Effect of GDP Per Capita on National Life Expectancy
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Using cross sectional data from several sources, this paper seeks to find a correlation between per capita GDP, public health expenditure, and average years of education with the cross country life expectancy as measured at birth. By adding the additional factors, the paper shows that there are underlying issues that affect the overall life expectancy throughout the world. A better understanding, while not all inclusive, will help public officials, aide organizations, and world health policy makers more effectively appropriate resources in an effort to increase global life expectancy.