Chelsea Follett at Human Progress looks at the huge decrease in global inequality thanks to globalisation. Some key stats:
- Relative inequality (Gini coefficient) has dropped from 0.75 in 1975 to 0.63 in 2010
- Life expectancy gaps between North America and Africa have dropped from 30 years in 1960 to 13 years in 2015. For NA and Asia gone from 18 to 7 and NZ and South America from 12 to 6.
- Infant mortality rates have fallen in Africa from 14% to 4%.
- Undernourishment rates in Africa gone from 30% to 20% and in Asia from 22% to 12%
- The average years of schooling in Africa, Asia and Latin America gone from 1 in 1950 to six to seven today
- Internet use. In 2000 use rate was 40% in US and 2% in China. Now China at over 50% and US 75%.