Item Details

Life Expectancy [electronic resource]: Geography as Destiny

Mico/NHK Enterprises
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Give students a context in which to study the world's widely varying life expectancy statistics. Focusing discussion on economic and cultural factors, this program examines dramatic discrepancies between life spans in the United States, Japan, Russia, and the developing nation of Sierra Leone-where a high infant mortality rate creates the lowest life expectancy in the world. The video presents alarming findings at the opposite end of the economic spectrum as well-in Okinawa and West Virginia, where links between obesity and mortality rates are growing, and in Moscow and its suburbs, where the pressures of rapid social change are lowering life expectancy.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
31 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Apr. 07, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Geography as destiny
Series
Precious Earth: Mapping the Human Condition
Precious Earth
Contents
  • Food Shortage Crisis in Sierra Leone (4:19)
  • Damaging Effects of Civil War (5:06)
  • Life-Threatening Obesity in the U.S. (4:07)
  • Obesity Ratios in Children (5:36)
  • Russia's Decreasing Life Expectancy (3:03)
  • Social Changes and Life Expectancy (3:55)
  • Future Life Expectancy (2:25)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2004.
Publisher no.
  • 35279s Films Media Group
  • 35280 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (31 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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