By Vexen Crabtree 2013
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|St Vincent & the Grenadines|
|Social and Moral Index||26th best|
|Land Area||390 km21|
|Location||North America, The Americas, Caribbean|
|Population||109 367 (2011)2|
|Life Expectancy||73.04yrs (2017)3|
|GNI||$10 372 (2017)4|
|ISO3166-1 Codes||VC, VCT, 6705|
“Resistance by native Caribs prevented colonization on Saint Vincent until 1719. Disputed between France and the United Kingdom for most of the 18th century, the island was ceded to the latter in 1783. Between 1960 and 1962, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a separate administrative unit of the Federation of the West Indies. Autonomy was granted in 1969 and independence in 1979.”
CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9
|UN HDI (2016)10|
|100||St Vincent & Grenadines||99|
|Social and Moral Development|
|26||St Vincent & Grenadines||73.0|
|35||Antigua & Barbuda||70.0|
The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..
The Social and Moral Development Index is a formulaic aggregation of many factors. It concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2017).
|Life Expectancy (2015)11|
|99||St Vincent & Grenadines||73.04|
|3||St Vincent & Grenadines||2.0|
|177||St Lucia||177 794||291|
|178||Sao Tome & Principe||171 878||179|
|180||St Vincent & Grenadines||109 367||280|
St Vincent & the Grenadines's population is predicted to rise to 110 781 by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 2.01.
The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.
|Female Vote and Stand|
|88||St Kitts & Nevis||1951|
|89||St Vincent & Grenadines||1951|
|90||Antigua & Barbuda||1951|
Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.
The 1950s saw a late rush of 43 countries, including St Vincent & the Grenadines and many developing nations, move to cease preventing women from voting.
Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below12:
The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant 75% (Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%), Roman Catholic 13%, other (includes Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant) 12%13.
|Alcohol Consumption (2010)14|
|100||St Vincent & Grenadines||6.6|
|104||Trinidad & Tobago||6.7|
|Human Rights Treaties|
|105||St Vincent & Grenadines||15|
|Gross National Income Per-Capita (2011)11|
|98||St Vincent & Grenadines||$10 372|
|175||St Vincent & Grenadines||-100|
|179||St Kitts & Nevis||-100|
Current edition: 2013 May 01
Parent page: The Human Truth Foundation
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(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.
(2017) "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" (2017). Accessed 2017 Mar 24.
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2017) Human Development Report. Data for 2015. Available on hdr.undp.org/..
World Health Organisation. (WHO)
(2014) Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health. A copy can be found on the WHO website. Accessed 2015 Jan 04. It "presents a comprehensive perspective on the global, regional and country consumption of alcohol, patterns of drinking, health consequences and policy responses in Member States" and was published in Geneva on 2014 May 12.
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