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Tertiary Education - Our World in Data
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Emerging COVID-19 success story: South Korea learned the ...
Details: Since the 1960s, South Korea’s economy has grown at a remarkable pace, and it is currently the 12th largest in the world. 2 Health outcomes have improved alongside economic progress. South Korea put social health insurance in place in the 1970s, achieved universal health care coverage in 1989, and transitioned to a single-payer system in 2004. 3 South …
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Trust - Our World in Data
Details: The World Value Survey allows cross-country comparisons of self-reported trust attitudes. This visualization shows estimates of the share of survey respondents agreeing with the statement “most people can be trusted”. 4 Countries can be added by clicking on the option at the bottom of the chart. As it can be seen, there are very large differences in levels, and trends tend to be fairly stable.
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Global Extreme Poverty - Our World in Data
Details: This is the same result that Bradshaw and Mayhew (2011) 73 find in a study of extreme poverty in Europe using data on per capita household incomes from the EU-SILC survey to measure absolute poverty rates in Europe, using a poverty line of $2.15 PPP-dollars per person per day. 74 In this visualization you can see their results; and in this ...
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Literacy - Our World in Data
Details: The poorest countries in the world, where basic education is most likely to be a binding constraint for development, still have very large segments of the population who are illiterate. In Niger, for example, the literacy rate of the youth (15-24 years) is only 36.5%.
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Happiness and Life Satisfaction - Our World in Data
Details: The underlying source of the happiness scores in the World Happiness Report is the Gallup World Poll—a set of nationally representative surveys undertaken in more than 160 countries in over 140 languages. The main life evaluation question asked in the poll is: “Please imagine a ladder, with steps numbered from 0 at the bottom to 10 at the top.
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Our Team - Our World in Data
Details: Max is the founder and director of Our World in Data. He began the project in 2011 and for several years was the sole author, until receiving funding for the formation of a team. Max’s research focuses on poverty, global health, and the distribution of incomes. He is also Programme Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development at the University of Oxford, and Co-executive ...
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Global Education - Our World in Data
Details: Correlation between education outcomes and education expenditure (2010 data) 15. ... (2015) provides descriptive evidence of the link between individual education and income. The chart shows the earnings of tertiary-educated workers, by level of tertiary education, relative to the earnings of workers with upper secondary education. ...
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Financing Education - Our World in Data
Details: See Table B6.2 in Education at a Glance (2015) for details on the breakdown of current expenditure across all OECD countries by education level. Welch, F., & Hanushek, E. A. (2006). Handbook of the Economics of Education, Two Volumes. North Holland. Steer L. and K. Smith (2015), Financing education: Opportunities for global action. Center for ...
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Global Economic Inequality - Our World in Data
Details: Global inequality is driven by changes both of the inequality within countries and the inequality between countries. This visualization shows how both of these changes determine the changing global inequality. – Inequality within countries followed a U-shape pattern over the course of the 20th century.
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Fertility Rate - Our World in Data
Details: Falling child mortality then changed the incentives of the quantity-quality-tradeoff: The reductions in mortality – of children in particular, but over the life course more generally – increased the incentive for parents to invest in the education of their children (‘quality’) and with limited resources to spend on education they are ...
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Talent is everywhere, opportunity is not. We are all ...
Details: The world needs ideas and innovation to make progress against the many problems we face. Creative and talented people that can contribute to this important work are everywhere, but the opportunity to develop is limited to only a small number of well-off children. As a consequence of this, we all – the entire world population – are missing out on the …
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Human Development Index (HDI) - Our World in Data
Details: The architects of the HDI have decided to add a third dimension – a decent standard of living – and to measure it by Gross National Income per capita.. For most of human history, our ancestors were stuck in a world of poor health, hunger and little access to formal education.Economic growth – particularly over the past few centuries – has allowed some part of the world population to ...
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Breaking out of the Malthusian trap: How pandemics allow ...
Details: The two panels in this chart here show the Malthusian economy at work and it will allow us to understand why the Black Death led to an increase of living standards for the survivors of the pandemic. 6 The panel on top plots the size of the population on the horizontal axis against the total GDP of the English economy on the vertical axis; on the panel below you see the size …
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World Population Growth - Our World in Data
Details: The global population growth rate peaked long ago. The chart shows that global population growth reached a peak in 1962 and 1963 with an annual growth rate of 2.2%; but since then, world population growth has halved. For the last half-century we have lived in a world in which the population growth rate has been declining.
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Our Audience & Coverage - Our World in Data
Details: Our work is cited and referenced in many hundreds of articles, reports, books, lectures, videos, radio shows, podcasts, and talks every year. In the section below is a partial list of such citations — the ones that have come to our attention. Since all our work is open, it …
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Human Rights - Our World in Data
Details: Human rights describe moral norms or moral standards which are understood as inalienable fundamental rights of every human person. Human rights encompass a wide variety of rights, including but not limited to the right to a fair trial, protection of physical integrity, protection against enslavement, the right to free speech, and the right to education.
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Measuring education: What data is available? - Our World ...
Details: General education at the secondary school level is described as: “General education is designed to develop learners’ general knowledge, skills and competencies and literacy and numeracy skills, often to prepare students for more advanced educational programmes at the same or higher ISCED levels and to lay the foundation for lifelong ...
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Materialism and Post-Materialism - Our World in Data
Details: Much of this article here and of the measurement of materialism and post-materialism in general is based on a measure proposed by Ronald Inglehart in 1971. 12 In this article he proposed the measure that is now called Inglehart’s Post-Materialist index (4-item). 13 The following survey question is the starting point for measuring materialism or post-materialism: “If you had to choose among ...
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Global mental health: five key insights which emerge from ...
Details: It’s estimated that around one billion people globally have a mental or substance use disorder. Despite being critical to overall wellbeing and physical health, diagnoses and furthermore, treatment or support, remain much lower than this estimate. 1, 2 In our entries on Mental Health and Substance Use we give an extensive overview of the global data on prevalence, disease burden, …
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