Regional Variation in Deaths

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Chris Blattman‘s blog recently featured this histogram, which depicts the causes of death by region in 2010. The emphasis on variation is what makes this such an important visual for understanding deaths in the modern era. Note especially the diseases in yellow.
Blattman, as advertised, is a Assistant Professor of Political Science & International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and has arguably the most comprehensive and genuinely interesting development blog out there.

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Here’s the link.

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