What’s New November 2008

This page lists changes to this site for November 2008.

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According to the OECD, inequality in industrialized nations has increased in the last two decades. The gap between rich and poor has grown in more than three-quarters of rich countries since the mid-1980s, while the last 5 years also saw growing poverty and inequality in two-thirds of OECD countries. This update includes some graphs and charts breaking this down further.

As countries scramble to meet and address the deepening global financial crisis, what are the impacts for developing countries, and where will reforms and fundamental rethinking be needed? This update looks at some of these issues further.

Obesity is a growing problem around the world. This update includes additional statistics for global obesity and overweight estimates and includes an animation of how obesity in the United States has dramatically increased between 1985 and 2007.

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