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.