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The Human Development Index

  The United Nations use The Human Development Index (HDI) as a summary measure for assessing long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living. It … Continue reading

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Explaining the long term decrease in the death rate

Explaining the long term decrease in the death rate What are the Trends? The death rate has halved in the last century, declining from 19/1000 to 10/1000 today. In the first part of the century,most of this decrease was due … Continue reading

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