A study of 196 countries over 26 years ranked Taiwan as No. 5 in a study on health and education as they relate to economic productivity
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE) at the University of Washington has published a new study this week measuring human capital which is considered the sum of a population’s health, skill and education as they relate to economic productivity.
Overall, Taiwan was ranked fifth in the world for “expected human capital” indicating a high quality of life and a good standard of educational achievement across the population. Taiwan’s ranking for 2016 increased five spots from number 10 in 1990, which was the first year when data was recorded for the study.
The study surveyed 196 countries over a 26 year period (1990 -2016) and ranked them according to the following criteria, “Expected years lived, Functional health status, Educational attainment, and Learning.”
For life expectancy , Taiwan demonstrates an life expectancy of 43 years for most of its population. [FULL STORY]