The UN Notices Life Expectancy, Income and Education Drop
By Lauren Chalouhi, Editor-In-Chief, The Pawprint
Years of progress in building up life expectancy, income and education as well as economic wealth have started to drop since the global pandemic has started. Also known as Covid-19.
Since the past 2 years 9 out of 10 countries have moved backward on the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI).
There are many reasons that this has happened, Covid-19, the war in Ukraine and the effect of climate change are some of many reasons that global development is moving backwards.
The Human Development Index was created in 1990, in an attempt to look at more angles rather than GDP as a measure of well-being.
The country that is at the top of the list this year is Switzerland, with a life expectancy of 84 years, and an average of 16.5 years spent in education. As well as a median salary of $66,000.
Whereas on the lower side of the scale is South Sudan, with a life expectancy of 55 years, 5.5 years spent in school and a salary of $768 a year.
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