Category: Our World in Data

1 2 325 / 25 POSTS
Global poverty in an unequal world: Who is considered poor in a rich country? And what does this mean for our understanding of global poverty?

Global poverty in an unequal world: Who is considered poor in a rich country? And what does this mean for our understanding of global poverty?

Poverty lines in European countries As mentioned before most European countries set their poverty line at 60% of the median income in the country. [...]
Emerging COVID-19 success story: South Korea learned the lessons of MERS

Emerging COVID-19 success story: South Korea learned the lessons of MERS

Institutional affiliations: (i) Ariadne Labs, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachus [...]
If the world adopted a plant-based diet we would reduce global agricultural land use from 4 to 1 billion hectares

If the world adopted a plant-based diet we would reduce global agricultural land use from 4 to 1 billion hectares

This data is based on the global median land use of different food products as presented in Poore and Nemecek (2018). This meta-analysis looke [...]
Do rich countries import deforestation from overseas?

Do rich countries import deforestation from overseas?

Many rich countries are driving deforestation in other parts of the world, but are regrowing forests domestically. 79% of exported deforestation end [...]
Cutting down forests: what are the drivers of deforestation?

Cutting down forests: what are the drivers of deforestation?

There are a number of estimates on what share of deforestation is driven by agriculture. The differences in these estimates are often explaine [...]
1 2 325 / 25 POSTS