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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Look At Global Poverty

From Brookings Article Dated February 22, 2011, Linked Below:

The decline in poverty is happening in all the world's regions and most of its countries, though at varying speeds. The emerging markets of Asia are recording the greatest successes; the two regional giants, China and India, are likely to account for three-quarters of the global reduction between 2005 and 2015. Over this period, Asia's share of the world's poor is anticipated to fall from two-thirds to one-third, while Africa's share is expected to rise to nearly 60 percent. Yet Africa, too, is making advances; we estimate that in 2008 its poverty rate dropped below the 50 percent mark for the first time. By 2015, African poverty is projected to fall below 40 percent, a feat China did not achieve until the mid-1990s.

For a visual look at what the article asserts, go to following link and click on 'play'.

The movement of the countries, geography denoted by color; population by size, from left to right shows the significant economic change (through 2009).  The movement from bottom toward top depicts increase in life expectancies, a different though related topic.

1 comment:

Gene Prescott said...

Hans Rosling uses both low tech and high tech to address the correlation between poverty and population growth (copy/paste the link):