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Who is the caregiver?

26 Dec
English: Healthy Life Years and Life Expectanc...

English: Healthy Life Years and Life Expectancy with Disability in the 25 EU Member States, 2006, both sexes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The end of life is not the same for women and men. It is common to think that women are more healthy, live longer and thereof can support their partner. But in fact, at birth, the difference for one individual between his Life Expectancy (acronym LE) and his Healthy Adjusted Life Expectancy (acronym HALE) is larger in average for women than it is for Men. So there is some chances that the care giver could not be the one we thought of at the first sight.
The link below is the address for a very sensitive article posted by France Woolley.






7 billion people

4 Aug

That’s the number of us who will be living on earth at the end of 2011.

The 7 billionth of us will be born next October (approximately)

In a globalized world a demographic challenge anywhere is a demographic challenge everywhere.

Developing country will have problems to give food and water to youth and developed ones to supply revenues to retirees.

Balance is the reasonable solution, don’t you think?

(note: a Billion is one followed by nine zeroes (ie a thousand million)

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