Factors Explaining Average Life Expectancy: An Examination Across Nations
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This paper analyzes the health across several countries worldwide. Data was collected from the World Health Organization as well as the World Bank. The data sets collected contain variables for nation population, GNI per capita (PPP), poverty headcount ratio at $1.00, life expectancy at birth for males and females as well as the averages between the two, the expenditure on health per capita, the completion rate of secondary education, physicians per 1000 individuals as well as the number of hospital beds per 1000, and the adequacy of social protection (Social Security). Regressions on between these variables show whether or not the variables are correlated as well as what the degree of correlation. This regression will then give insight as to how strongly health is affected by the world’s varying societal factors. The motivation for seeking this information is that we are interested in how different elements affect the health of a population.