This graph is like a world map for health and wealth. Push play to see it change over time. Scroll down to see Hans Rosling explain it in a video.
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North and south means healthy and sick. East and west means rich and poor. The bubbles show all countries’ average lifespans and incomes in 2021. Click the search button to find your country and then play to see how it has changed over the past 200 years. Fullscreen version.
About the video: Hans Rosling shows that income and health go hand in hand. People live longer in richer countries. Or the other way around. Countries are richer where people live longer. There are no high income countries with a short life expectancy, and no low income countries with a long life expectancy. Still, there’s a huge difference in life expectancy between countries on the same income level, depending on how the money is distributed and how it is used. This video is freely available to download here.
200 YEARS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
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