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Happiest Countries In The World? Latin America Shows Most Increase In Happiness, Says New Report

Happiest Countries In The World? Latin America Shows Most Increase In Happiness, Says New Report | CLSG Economics: Development Economics | Scoop.it
Latin America is not the happiest country, but a new report suggests it has the most growth in happiness.
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I think happiness should be one of the most important measures of economic success - if not the mose important measure. It's interesting to see that the most economically developed countries according to statistics are not the happiest. 

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Disease burdens change in Latin America, Caribbean - News

Disease burdens change in Latin America, Caribbean - News | CLSG Economics: Development Economics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, US – With the exception of young men, most people in Latin America and the Caribbean are living much longer today than 40 years ago.

The mortality rate has dropped by at least 80 per cent for children four years old or younge ...
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The article leaves you with mixed feelings, on the one hand it is a great that so many diseases are less prominent now within these countries, and its good that far fewer people are dying from illness; but it is also very sad to think that replacing this is violent death due to crime - which in theory though more avoidable, could turn out to be even harder to prevent. 

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One in Four Men Surveyed in Asian Study Say They Raped

One in Four Men Surveyed in Asian Study Say They Raped | CLSG Economics: Development Economics | Scoop.it
Almost one in four men surveyed in Asia said they committed rape at least once, in a study that may encourage renewed steps to prevent sexual violence.
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This is completely shocking and disgusting. 

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