The Economist pocket world in figures. 2009 [electronic resource].
- 2009 ed.
- London : Profile Books, c2008.
- Economist books (Series)
The Economist books
1 online resource (257 p.)
Quality of life -- Statistics.
- Electronic books.
- Offers facts and figures about the world we live in. This title contains facts on more than 200 topics, data on 182 countries and profiles of more than 65 of the world's major economies, together with profiles on the Euro Zone and the World.
- CONTENTS; Notes; Abbreviations; Part I World Rankings; Countries: natural facts; Population: size and growth; Population: matters of breeding; Population: age; City living; Refugees and asylum seekers; The world economy; Living standards; The quality of life; Economic growth; Trading places; Balance of payments: current account; Exchange rates; Inflation; Debt; Aid; Industry and services; Agriculture; Commodities; Energy; Workers of the world; The business world; Business creativity and research; Business costs and FDI; Business burdens and corruption; Businesses and banks; Stockmarkets
Transport: roads and carsTransport: planes and trains; Transport: shipping; Tourism; Education; Life expectancy; Death rates and infant mortality; Death and disease; Health; Teenagers' health behaviour; Marriage and divorce; Households and living costs; Consumer goods ownership; Cinema and Films; The press; Music and the internet; Nobel prize winners; Drinking and smoking; Crime and punishment; Stars...; ... and Wars; Environment; Part II Country Profiles; Glossary; List of countries; Sources
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