How Far Have We Come? A Tool For Exploration

How Far Have We Come? A Tool For Exploration

COUNTRIES - the 25 most populated countries in the world in 2010


GDP - a country's total economic output for a given year, per capita, standardized by purchasing power parity (PPP)

POVERTY* - the proportion of a country's population that lives on less than $1.25 a day (at 2005 intl. prices), adjusted by PPP

INEQUALITY* - the share of national income going to the top 10% of the income earners in the country

WATER ACCESS** - the proportion of each country's population with reasonable access to an adequate amount of water (at least 20 liters a person a day from a source within 1km of the dwelling)

UNDERNOURISHMENT* - the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously

HEALTH EXPENDITURE* - the health costs as a percent of each country's GDP, figures include both public and private health expenditures

PRIMARY SCHOOL* - the percentage of the relevant age group of both genders which has completed primary school (the equivalent of 7th grade in the US)

CO2 EMISSIONS* - measured in metric tons per capita, or a country's total emissions divided by its population in the year in question

FOREST COVER* - total area of forest cover in each country, not adjusted by the size of the country

URBANIZATION - the percentage of each country's population that lives in urban areas

POPULATION - the total number of people by country in thousands

*some gaps at country and year levels

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Posted Nov 6, 2011
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Tags Marathon 2011: New York, NYU, UN Global Pulse
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