Completely at random, while bumming around the Internet, I came across this amazing database with worldwide statistics. With data gathered over a 30-year period, the information goes from wealth distribution, to deaths in children under 5 years old to CO2 emissions.
This is a godsend for those who need statistics data that compares and shows the evolution of a wide range of countries when it comes to some of the most important indicators. Gapminder helps you to understand and intertwine data in an easy and intuitive way, with, inclusively, animated grphics that show the progression or regression of some of the indicators.
In the initial graph, where I compared, for instance, Brazil with Venezuela, Argentina, Portugal, the US and the UK, the development of some countries stands out when compared to Bazil's considerable stagnation (life expectancy x income per capita).
With the same countries, I then compared the evolution of the income per capita, considering the rise in population.
This graph shows the evolution of telephone use considering the total of population. In spite of the insignificant rise in population, it's impressive to watch the rise in phone users in Portugal and Brazil.
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