Volume 2, Number 1 (2017) pp 19-36 doi 10.20448/808.2.1.19.36 | Research Articles
The debate on the relationship between life expectancy and population growth rate has been undergoing and varies across countries. This study provided a non parametric inference of the relationship between life expectancy and population growth rate on historical data for about 194 countries of the world reported in 2013. The first theory stated that population growth rate does not stimulate life expectancy. The second theory viewed population growth rate as a factor that adversely affects the life expectancy. The study employed the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS 19) to establish and identify the countries of the world that fall below the world 70.01 years standard. Hence, summary, conclusion and recommendations were given to the government and the entire public based on the findings towards for further study.