Talk:Life expectancy

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 Definition A concept in demography that measures the mean number of years of life for babies born in a specified year. [d] [e]

It would be good to have a little more explanation about the exact calculation of the statistics, and also the upper limit issue. These things may not be so clear to novices... I will try to add some things in the next week. Also, i think we should give some actual numbers, to illustrate (a) change over time and (b) differences between regions/countries. --Martin Baldwin-Edwards 19:55, 29 May 2007 (CDT)

good ideas. I will add them to this article, when my main PC starts working again and I don't have to use this backup  :) Richard Jensen 20:43, 29 May 2007 (CDT)

Re lead-in paragraph

It seems that the lead-in paragraph refers to life expectancy at birth, and so defines 'life expectancy' as life expectancy at birth. Yet the second paragraph implies that 'life expectancy' has a more general definition, applicable to life expectancy at any age, not just to life expectancy at birth. I realize I may be missing the pnt, however. --Anthony.Sebastian 15:26, 18 February 2008 (CST)

I tried to fix it. does it work now? Richard Jensen 15:53, 18 February 2008 (CST)
Works for me. Good fix. Nice article, great contribution. --Anthony.Sebastian 16:02, 18 February 2008 (CST)
Thanks!Richard Jensen 16:06, 18 February 2008 (CST)