Birth Rates and Development Myths

Hans Rosling’s group GapMinder has produced some powerful video representations of development trends over the years. Indeed, his 2007 TED talk has been described as the “best slideshow ever.” More recently, Rosling’s River of Myths has been making the rounds in social media. The video challenges many of the outdated assumptions about development, child mortality, and population growth that dominate our consideration of development. It’s well worth a watch.

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