Monday, 21 December 2009

Has the World become a better place?

A map of the world  seen from a different view. Gapminder is a statistics machine brought to life by Ola, Anna and Hans Rosling. Google snatched it up in 2005 but Hans still heads the non-profit Gapminder foundation.

There are numerous presentations including "Has the world become a better place" , by matching birth rates and child mortality rates. In 1962 the developing world had birth rates of over 5-8 children/woman and 10%-40% child mortality rate. By 2003 most of the developing world has less than 4 children/woman and child mortality rates are less than 10%. Surely this means we are doing something right as we grow into ourselves as humans. It's not all doom & gloom.

1 comment:

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