Life Expectancy and Salaries rise under Sandinista leadership

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 7 September 2015

A recent Global Life Expectancy Study sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was published last week by The Lancet medical daily. The study highlighted that Nicaragua's life expectancy has experienced significant growth in the last few years rising from 65.3 to over 75 years old. The Global Life Expectancy Study noted that better nutrition and greater health care services are key factors to improve life expectancy.

Another study presented the previoius week in Managua by the US consulting firm Hay Group said that by 2016 Nicaragua could become the Central American country with the highest growth in salaries, with an estimated 6% average. The study also pointed out that more than 90% of Nicaraguan companies have a short-term wage incentive program; 83% offer life insurance; and 75% cover medical expenses. Other benefits include free meals, employee discounts, free transportation and educational support. (Nicaragua News, Aug. 28, 31;

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