Special Feature

Best of The Globalist Quiz 2012

We present some of our favorite selections of The Globalist Quiz for 2012.

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Takeaways



1. The Missing Women Drama
Why is the global rate of female deaths higher than men, particularly in low- and medium-income countries?

Published September 15, 2012

2. Sizing Up Antarctica’s Glacial Melt
If the melt-off from Antarctica’s ice sheets over the past decade (2002-12) were poured into a California-sized Jello-O mold, how high would the water rise?

Published July 27, 2012

3. Student Debt and the Waning American Dream
Could student loan debt be the next great “debt bubble” to wreak havoc with the U.S. economy?

Published June 30, 2012

4. Peacekeeping’s Busiest Decade
Which decade saw the most peacekeeping missions begin?

Published May 29, 2012

5. How Poverty Shrinks Globally
What is the share of the population of developing countries that now lives in extreme poverty?

Published April 20, 2012

7. Europe’s Youth Unemployment Problem
Which European country now has the highest level of youth unemployment?

Published February 27, 2012

8. The 20th Century’s Largest Population Slowdowns
Which event caused the largest population slowdown over the past 100 years?

Published January 23, 2012

9. Global Travel Champion
Which country spent the most on tourism beyond its own borders in 2011?

Published September 8, 2012

9. Cars Vs. Humans
If the world had the same rate of car ownership as the United States, how many vehicles would be on the roads?

Published January 18, 2012

10. Toiling All Year Long
Based on the average number of hours a worker works annually, which nation works the hardest?

Published September 21, 2012

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