A recent article appeared in BBC Health titled "Life Expectancy to break 90 Barrier by 2030'. The article written by James Gallaghar and published on February 22, 2017 focused on a study completed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Imperial College London projected that females born in South Korea in the year 2030 will have an average life expectancy of 90 years. For males born in the year 2030, their life expectancy in South Korea was a little above 84.
The study predicted that the gap between men and women - those born in 2030 - would start to close in most countries and that most countries would see people living longer.
The researchers of the findings said that these "findings posed big challenges for pensions and for elderly care."