Change in Life Expectancy from 1960-2017 Notes: Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge is by far the worst in the visualization, with life expectancy dropping to 18 years at one point. Other notablly low LEs are Rwanda during its genocide and Afghanistan during its war. On a brighter note, the overall LE of the world clearly increases throughout the animation.
Issues: There are gaps in data for Serbia, Palestine, French Guiana, and a number of other countries. Additionally, I would have preferred to use a different projection than this one, which preserves areas at the expense of proportion.

I revisualized with only Africa plotted. It's difficult to see individual trends on the full world map, so I wanted a visualization that could show the changes in African LE more clearly.
Sources: World Bank Visualized 6/4 Posted on Reddit and Instagram
Back to Home