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If the World Were Only 100 People

Fall/Winter 2000

This will give you a different look at the world! If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following.

There would be:

  • 57 Asians

  • 21 Europeans

  • 14 would be from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south

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  • 8 Africans

  • 52 would be female

  • 48 would be male

  • 70 would be non-white

  • 30 would be white

  • 70 would be non-Christian

  • 30 would be Christian

  • 89 would be heterosexual

  • 11 would be homosexual

  • 6 people would possess 59% of the world's wealth and all 6 would be from the United States

  • 80 would live in substandard housing

  • 70 would be unable to read

  • 50 would suffer from malnutrition

  • 1 would be near death

  • 1 would be near birth

  • 1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education

  • 1 would own a computer


Hmmmm?

How many would have AIDS?




  
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This article was provided by Women Alive. It is a part of the publication Women Alive Newsletter.
 
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