- Americans live shorter lives than citizens of almost every other developed nation.
- The US ranked 42nd in the world for life expectancy despite spending more on health care per person than any other country.
- Overall, the American Human Development Report ranked the world's richest country 12th for human development.
- Of the world's richest nations, the US has the most children (15%) living in poverty.
- Of the OECD nations, the US has the most people in prison - as a percentage and in absolute numbers.
- 25% of 15-year-old students performed at or below the lowest level in an international math test - worse than Canada, France, Germany and Japan.
Monday, July 21, 2008
We're #12! We're # 12!
...in human development, that is, as measured by health, education, and income. The BBC reports on Oxfam's American Human Development Project:
Posted by Alna Dem at 8:37 AM