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  1. The data on life expectancy is taken from Version 7 of the dataset published by Gapminder. The data on the population of each country is also taken from Gapminder.
    The included world population in 1800 is 1,036 billion. In 1950 it is 2,72 billion. And for 2012 it is the life expectancy of that year and the population measures refer to 2010 (7 billion people are included in this analysis).
  2. Sam Peltzman, “Mortality Inequality”, Journal of Economic Perspectives 23(4), Fall 2009: 175-19. Online here.
  3. Vos, T., Barber, R. M., Bell, B., Bertozzi-Villa, A., Biryukov, S., Bolliger, I., ... & Duan, L. (2015). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet, 386(9995), 743-800.
  4. The source of the data is the extensive AIDSinfo Online Database.
  5. This is taken from World Bank (2009) – World Development Report (2009) - Part I: Reshaping Economic Geography. Washington, DC: World Bank. Online here.