Tag Archives: health

The Economic Participation Gender Gap: Two More Centuries?

Across five economic dimensions, women’s inclusion in recent years has been slower than in other areas of life.

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The Women’s Education Gap is Nearly Closed

Health outcomes are even closer but moving in the wrong direction.

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US Obesity in Global Perspective

What is the U.S. share of the global problem compared to overall population share?

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Child Poverty in the United States

The U.S. relative child poverty rate is the worst of the G7 economies.

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Child Poverty in Germany

Almost one in ten German children is seriously disadvantaged.

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Body Mass Index (BMI): Too Crude A Tool?

The measure still used globally for obesity actually does not measure fat.

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Too Much Salt: A Truly Global Health Problem

Adults consume too much salt, in a staggering 181 of 187 countries studied

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TB in China: a New Epidemic of an Old Disease

How China handles drug-resistant tuberculosis will have a big effect on the problem globally.

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Haze: Asia’s New Weapon

In Southeast Asia and beyond, it’s high time to rethink the meaning of security.

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Asia’s Lacking Pride

Why would emerging countries copy the unhealthy eating habits of the West, when their own tradition is so much healthier?

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