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Fertility Rates in Gapminder

Fertility Rates in Gapminder | Economics issues | Scoop.it

"CATHOLIC Argentina, Mexico & Phillippines have more babies born per woman than MUSLIM Indonesia, Iran & Turkey."


Via Seth Dixon
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awesome site for development economics

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:17 PM

Gapminder is a tremendous resource that I've shared in the past and total fertility rates is an ideal metric to see in this data visualization tool.  As Hans Rosling said in one of his TED talks using Gapminder, religion and total fertility rates are not as connected as previously thought.  In this particular mode, you can see how three predominantly Catholic countries (Philippines, Argentina and Mexico) compare in Total Fertility Rates to three predominantly Muslim countries (Indonesia, Turkey and Iran).  


Questions to Ponder: Historically many have assumed that Catholic and Muslim populations would have higher birth rates; why is this changing?  How important a factor is religion in changing fertility rates?  What are other factors impact a society's fertility rate?


Tags: population, demographicsvisualization, religion.

Mathijs Booden's comment, September 28, 2013 3:03 PM
Any mention of Gapminder gets an upvote from me. One of the best resources in and outside of the classroom, period.
Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 2, 2014 6:15 PM

When watching the video it was apparetnt that for Iran during the 1950-early1970's there was an increase in fertility and then decreased to almost 1.32% in 2010. These facts were very interseting to see and the way that we as historians/ georgraphers can predict the future with the past facts.

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This World - Don't Panic: The Truth About Population (BBC Documentary) - YouTube

Please Enjoy and Subscribe. Thanks! Professor Hans Rosling presents a spectacular portrait of our rapidly changing world. With seven billion people already o...
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an inspirational thinker 

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Economics Made Popular - Fox Business

Economics Made Popular - Fox Business | Economics issues | Scoop.it
It’s the profession that matters most to your money, but reading about economics is often about as entertaining as putting your head under a ceiling fan.
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bit harsh.....

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How Did 80 People Get Half of the World’s Wealth?

How Did 80 People Get Half of the World’s Wealth? | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Oxfam reports that just 80 people possess the same quantity of wealth as 3.5 billion others.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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capitalism ? market failure? imperfect competition ? greed ? but it just doesn't look good does it ?

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Bipartisan Report on Twitter

Bipartisan Report on Twitter | Economics issues | Scoop.it
The way "trickle down economics" really works. pic.twitter.com/J6ODrYd0ph
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love it 

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Law of supply

Introduction to the Law of Supply
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does demand create supply or can supply create demand 

in most cases demand drives economy but in our increasingly market concentrated world firms create supply and people start demanding ie mobile phones , firms create the product and tell us we need it 

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What world poverty? My responsibility is just to other Australians, one in ... - Roy Morgan Research (press release)

What world poverty? My responsibility is just to other Australians, one in ... - Roy Morgan Research (press release) | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Almost half of Australians 14+ (48%) believe they have a responsibility to do what they can to help the world’s poorest people, the latest research into charitable attitudes conducted by Roy Morgan shows.
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nice example of economic research and analysis 

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Meet The 80 People Who Are As Rich As Half The World

Meet The 80 People Who Are As Rich As Half The World | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Eighty people hold the same amount of wealth as the world's 3.6 billion poorest people, according to an analysis just released from Oxfam. The report from the global anti-poverty organization finds...

Via M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
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nice to put a name to them but look at where they have creamed their amazing wealth - in past it was land that gave great wealth , than the power of capital to generate income but now we add the  enormous revenue power of technology which is an extension of capital + enterprise 

sadly the rich just keep getting richer 

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Nine Economics Mysteries Explained - Bloomberg View

Nine Economics Mysteries Explained - Bloomberg View | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Here's what some economists mean when they use these nine terms.
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The mysteries of neoclassical economics explained in one Bloomberg View article.

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Globalisation

Globalisation | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Support for school teachers, teaching resources, case studies and background information
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wonderful collection of links and summary of globalisation , one of the economic issues dominating our world 

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Richest 1 percent will own more than the rest by 2016 - Oxfam

Richest 1 percent will own more than the rest by 2016 - Oxfam | Economics issues | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - More than half the world's wealth will be owned by just one percent of the population by next year as global inequality soars, anti-poverty charity Oxfam said on MondayIn a report released...

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capitalism's greatest market failure 

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Uber Economics: How Markets Are Changing in the Sharing Economy

Uber Economics: How Markets Are Changing in the Sharing Economy | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Uber, Lyft, Airbnb. These brand names have dominated headlines over the past year alongside mentions of the "sharing economy." But what exactly is this brave new world of commerce? How is it different from years of trade in the past?

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will it survive markets dominated by oligopolies ?

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To fight global poverty #Action2015

To fight global poverty #Action2015 | Economics issues | Scoop.it
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals set by world leaders in 2000 to halve global poverty, come to an end this year with a 2015 deadline. Just setting the MDGs was a monumental step in the fight against extreme poverty.

Via Paulo Gervasio
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refining the millennium goals into the future

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Get Used to Cheap Oil. Why Lower Prices May Stick Around

Get Used to Cheap Oil. Why Lower Prices May Stick Around | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Oil’s plunge is one of the biggest factors reshaping the global economy. How long can it last? Here are two fundamental reasons oil prices could stay low for a while.
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The world's poverty - in 50 seconds

The world's poverty - in 50 seconds | Economics issues | Scoop.it
A video explaining poverty across the globe, as part of the BBC's new A Richer World season - exploring prosperity, poverty and inequality.
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Winter Storms Mean More Demand for the Other White Stuff: Salt

Winter Storms Mean More Demand for the Other White Stuff: Salt | Economics issues | Scoop.it
The East Coast may not have seen the history-making blizzard some had feared, but Tuesday’s storm still left government officials with a thirst for salt.
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there is market for every thing - all you need is demand 

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The UK's unhappiest workers - retail staff, nurses and teachers

The UK's unhappiest workers - retail staff, nurses and teachers | Economics issues | Scoop.it
A new survey shows deep unease across the UK over pay but particularly if you work in shops, hospitals or schools

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because they are such demanding jobs and unfortunately not always given the respect that they deserve by our society 

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Graham Watson's curator insight, January 26, 7:01 PM

Katie Allen's blog piece doesn't seem to be backed up by a great deal of evidence but it amuses me, not least because of the evident anger in some of the comments. And be warned - look at how undervalued teachers feel.

 

And reflect on the fact that I'm 'scooping' this at midnight and likely to be working to around 10pm on every night this week. Admittedly, my day job isn't always intense, but just because I'm not in a classroom doesn't mean that I'm not working, and I'll be back at it by 7.30am tomorrow,

 

Oh but you get fantastic holidays - yes. and having done a 15 hour day today, I've effectively done two days work in lots of professions!

 

I'm off to bed...

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No surprises here!!

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Drawing a solution to the world's learning crisis | UNICEF - YouTube

121 million children are out of school around the world. How can we change this picture? Subscribe to UNICEF here: http://bit.ly/1ltTE3m Investing more and i...
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real development begins with real education - it provides skills for work, greater productivity, better government, and slows the population explosion that  cripples real economic growth and developement

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Inflation: "Why Play Leap Frog?" 1949 Harding College Economics Cartoon - YouTube

more at http://money.quickfound.net/ "Cold War-era cartoon aimed at convincing workers that increased productivity brings about greater purchasing power." Pu...
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economics , history and politics all cleverly interrelated

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Is China's One-Child Policy Irrelevant Now? - The Diplomat

Is China's One-Child Policy Irrelevant Now? - The Diplomat | Economics issues | Scoop.it
The government has relaxed the policy, but it may not be enough to change China’s demographic trends.
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another drag on Chinese economic growth as the population continues to age 

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Odds of escaping poverty in India, US same: World Bank - The Hindu

Odds of escaping poverty in India, US same: World Bank - The Hindu | Economics issues | Scoop.it
A World Bank report has challenged the conventional understanding of India’s inequality.
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cynically that would suggest if you are poor the odds are you won't escape in India or the US

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Why so many teachers feel so bad so much of the time

Why so many teachers feel so bad so much of the time | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Is this agonized self-doubt found across most professions? Is there a dentist blogging out there whose most popular post is “Are You A Bad Dentist?”

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perhaps the real issue is that teachers are no longer teachers - they have become responsible for more and more than just teaching and the process of teaching has become more challenging as they face sliding standards, a dumbing down of curriculum, greater administrative demands , constantly changing bureaucratic demands, greater social complications- computer addiction, disengagement,split families .....

 

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PRESENTING: An Economics Professor Explains The Danger Of Deflation In 24 Simple Slides

PRESENTING: An Economics Professor Explains The Danger Of Deflation In 24 Simple Slides | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Flickr, William HookDeflation has some ugly side-effects.If you're living in Europe, deflation is already here. Deflation means that inflation is plunging,
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falling prices seem good but are bad news 

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How Economists Came to Dominate the Conversation - New York Times

How Economists Came to Dominate the Conversation - New York Times | Economics issues | Scoop.it
A search of the archives of The New York Times finds that the use of the term “economist” rose in the past century, outpacing “historian.”
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yet anther reason to study economics - too many people don't understand what economics really means 

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UK unemployment falls - YouTube

The number of unemployed people in the UK has fallen to its lowest level in more than six years and wages are growing at their fastest annual rate for two ye...

Via Geoff Riley
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IB's keep a close eye on world trends and issues 

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Students will know that I am a big fan of the Financial Times channel on You Tube. Today's clip focuses in on the (hugely welcome) fall in unemployment in the UK and also the fast-changing pattern of jobs. Are we seeing a disproportionate number of new jobs in relatively low-paid sectors? What are the consequences of a recovery largely filled with service sector jobs offering meagre earnings?

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The 1990 World Development Report: How Poverty Looks 25 Years Later - Brookings Institution (blog)

The 1990 World Development Report: How Poverty Looks 25 Years Later - Brookings Institution (blog) | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Lyn Squire examines advances in the measurement, treatment, and characterization of global poverty over the past 25 years.
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excellent review and analysis over time

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