Developing The Entire World

Andrew Sullivan —  Feb 27 2013 @ 6:09pm

Hans Rosling’s latest video on child mortality:

Colin Marshall captions:

Opening with a visualization of 1960′s world child mortality numbers graphed against the number of children born per woman, Rosling uses his signature method of statistical-animation showmanship to explode myths about the potential of developing nations. We see that, as a country’s wealth rises, its health rises; as its health rises, its child mortality drops; and as its child mortality drops, so does its number of children born per woman, which leads to a sustainable overall population size.