What American Needs 2006

What American Needs 2006

US Teenage Birthrate by Race: 1989 – 2006

White, Black, and Hispanic 1989 to 2006

Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: Japan & Korea

Korea vs. Household Saving Rates 1990-2008 Japan

Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: Italy and Spain

Spain vs. Household Saving Rates 1990-2008 Italy

Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: Germany

Germany

Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: France

France

MeThink: Broken Windows Theory

Read it on Reason and Economist recently. It is about the low-form delinquency like graffiti, littering or subway fare jumping can actually spread the disorder… Can’t help but thinking, based on personal experience anedoctally, it is true for the case in Japan and Singapore: both countries are almost free from graffiti and have extremely low crime rate! And speaking of graffiti and subway fare-jumping, it is not uncommon here in Stockholm…

Household Saving Rates 1990-2008: Nordic Countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden

Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (Nordic Countries)

Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: Canada vs US

Canada vs US

Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: Austria

Austria

Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: Australia

Australia

OECD Marriage and Divorce Trend: 1960 – 2005

A recap of some of the OECD countries’ trend in marriage and divorce rates (per 1000 population):

01. Austria
02. Belgium
03. Denmark
04. Finland
05. France
06. Germany
07. Greece
08. Iceland
09. Italy
10. Japan
11. Korea
12. Netherlands
13. New Zealand
14. Norway
15. Portugal
16. Sweden
17. UK
18. US

Sweden: Absenteeism 1990 – 2003

The graph…

Sweden

and the interesting read from this article.

OECD 2006: Female vs Male Entry rates to Tertiary Education

Entry rates: % of the secondary school leavers.

Female and Male Entry Rate to Tertiary Education in OECD countries 2006

OECD 2006: Difference between Female and Male Entry Rates to Tertiary Education

I wonder what would they do about such huge discrepancies among male and female students intake to tertiary education…

Difference (F-M) by OECD countries

Pew Global 2007: We should further restrict Immigration…

% of people agree/disagree with further restriction on immigration…

We should further restrict and tighten Immigration...

MeThink: Book Price – Sweden Bookstore vs US Amazon

Sometimes I wonder, why there is so much difference in the book price, the ones in Stockholm bookstores and on US’s Amazon.com. For example some of the books which I had bought and comparison…

Title Sweden (SEK) US (USD) USD –> SEK Price difference Save up %
Pol Pot: The history of a nightmare 159.00 13.60 81.60 77.40 48.7
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (Paperback) 139.00 13.57 81.42 57.58 41.4
The Berlin Wall: A World Divided, 1961-1989 138.00 10.85 65.10 72.90 52.8
Comrades: Communism: a World History 149.00 19.55 117.30 31.70 21.3
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 178.00 13.60 81.60 96.40 54.2
On The Wealth of Nations: Books That Changed the World 139.00 10.40 62.40 76.60 55.1
A History of Modern Britain (Paperback) 139.00 17.86 107.16 31.84 22.9
Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century (Paperback) 176.00 12.21 73.26 102.74 58.4
Bowling Alone : The Collapse and Revival of American Community 139.00 10.88 65.28 73.72 53.0
Sweden (Eyewitness Travel Guides) 299.00 16.50 99.00 200.00 66.9
Total 1655.00 820.88

If I order all the books from amazon (excluding shipping fee), I am almost saving up 50% of the book price… 😦

Eurobarometer: Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation (Perception)

Question asked: For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of…
(d) Sexual orientation:

Discrimination - Sexual Orientation by Country

Eurobarometer: Discrimination based on Religion/Belief (Perception)

Question asked: For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of…
(c) Religion/belief:

Discrimination - Religion/Belief by Country

Eurobarometer: Discrimination based on Gender (Perception)

Question asked: For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of…
(b) Gender:

Discrimination - Gender by Country

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