i've stumbled on the weird fact, that the life expectancy at birth declined in libya from 2008 to 2012. which was a trend that isn't reflected in neighbouring countries.

微信公众号红包扫雷this might be somewhat fueled by an increased male mortality in those years.

微信公众号红包扫雷i couldn't really figure out what happened politically during that period to cause this. gdp per capita seems to have grown just until the civil war in 2011.

thanks for any information or pointing me to any resource!

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    Interesting find, especially considering that falling life expectancies are very untypical anywhere in the world over the last 50 years or so. I will be interested to see whether someone knows a good reason. – quarague Feb 20 at 15:24
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    Mismanagement of the economy &c by an insane dictator? You might consider whether it was the factors that caused the decline in life expectancy that also led to Gaddafi' overthrow. – jamesqf Feb 20 at 18:31
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    I'm not quite sure if it's plausible that his overthrow and the decline of life expectancy had the same cause. He was in power for 40 years and only in the last years did life-expectancy decline. In the other Arab Spring countries life expectancy increased yet their governments were also overthrown. The Human Development Index was also increasing up to the overthrow, while life expectancy was already decreasing. At the moment I'm thinking it might have something to do about how the data was collected, or something along that line? – Tototulbi Feb 20 at 22:00
  • U.S and European sanctions perhaps? Gaddafi's downfall was not organic but most likely orchestrated by the CIA. – dan-klasson 2 days ago

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