Maps of Poverty
Source: FAO, UNICEF, download from Environment and Natural Resources Service, FAO
Subject: People, people poverty, geopolitics
Stunting is defined as height-for-age below minus two standard deviations from the international growth reference standard (National Center for Health Statistics/World Health Organization).
This indicator reflects long-term cumulative effects of inadequate food intake and poor health conditions as a result of lack of hygiene and recurrent illness in poor and unhealthy environments.
The prevalence of chronic undernutrition is a relevant and valid measure of endemic poverty and is a better indicator than estimates of per capita income.
Stunting has a negative impact on the intellectual and physical development of children, compromising the development of human resources in poor countries. Persistent high prevalence of stunting among children indicates chronic failure in poverty alleviation.
The reduction of chronic undernutrition will boost economic growth and help alleviate poverty.
Comment: In order to have a real picture of the World Crisis is fundamental to map poorness and wealth of nations and people. However these two crucial and opposite factors are too controversial. For instance China and India have hundred of millions of extremely poor people but both together as the virtual complex “Chindia” are striving to lead the World “management” as a supranational power
Categories: Geopolitics, people, people poverty,
Tags: Chindia, undernutrition, infantile undernutrition, fao, poverty indicators, endemic poverty, endemics, people demography, people diseases, poverty maps, poverty mapping, undervelopped countries,