Education linked to life expectancyScientists established that education is linked to life expectancy. The level of education affects the average number of years a person is expected to live.

Researchers believe that raising the level of education and supporting adult learning could assist in raising life expectancy indicators in a given country, Science Daily reports.

Life expectancy is linked to the educational level

Slovenian researcher Anica Novak reports that life expectancy has risen from around 46 years in 1950-1955 to 67 years in 2005-2010. Yet people in developing countries live on average 11 years less than citizens of developed nations.

Many studies considered issues that influence longevity. The level of healthcare, environmental problems, the availability of food, access to water and modern medical care, lifestyle, the risk of fatal diseases (such as radiation) are the key indicators defining the chance of a newborn to live into the old age.

Education linked to life expectancy

People with higher levels of education have more chances to live longer.

Education is also on the list. Novak says that the high level of women’s education has a positive effect on female health and social achievements. The researcher explains that women with better education have less risk of contracting HIV, which increases the duration of their life. Educational attainments influence one’s professional career and quality of life. This increases the duration of a person’s life accordingly. Scientists have found that pregnancy among very young adolescents is linked to low education levels, insufficient income, and ulterior quality of life.

The researchers compared data from more than 180 countries in order to confirm their theory. Their task was to find out whether gender inequality has a negative impact on life expectancy, and whether a longer duration of the educational process has a positive effect. This study emphasizes the importance of raising the level of education through the promotion and encouragement of learning, not only at the stage of main education but throughout the whole life.


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I completely agree with it! I think that it is true! If the level of country’s education is high, people will work better and they will create good living conditions for others. This concerns medicine and other important spheres. Undoubtedly, education is a necessary part of our lives!

I think that only relevant and applied education and skills training is beneficial. In the USA where I live, education is heavily monopolized and subsidized by government, restricting the choice, quality and affordability of education, even as the Internet has made the transfer of knowledge and skills much easier and cheaper. Free market forces need to be able to disrupt the educational oligarchy in the USA, so that students can more quickly enter the job force with the right skills and less debt. Education should be a means to an end (the pursuit of happiness), not an end in itself… Read more »

I definitely agee with that. If the country is highly developed and provide a good education for people, the level of life and educative people would be increase. I like the fact that in such countries education, medicine and social work provide save conditions for a living.


I suppose that education is absolutely ordinary thing and people should not discuss if it is necessary or not. And everybody ought to learn something new and always get new skills: the driving licence, different courses orsome kinds of sport.