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🔎 10% Less Waste in Japan. 100K College Graduate Increase. LAC Doctor Density.

Chart of the Day #123 looks at AI Professions, Waste Management and Doctors in LATAM .

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Today's Topics

🔎 College Graduates. >80% increase in Canadian graduates in two decades
🗑️ Waste Management. ~10% decrease in waste generation in Japan
🧑‍⚕️ Doctors in LATAM. Cuba leads the LAC region in doctor density

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🎓 >80% Increase in Canadian Graduates in Two Decades

The number of college graduates in Canada has increased by over 100K since 2000 (86% growth), with an increase of nearly 8% from 2018 to 2019. Canada is among the top choices for international students, with international students comprising 29% of its higher education population in 2022. The increase in education attainment among young adults, the growth of international students, and the expansion of the Canadian higher education system have driven the increase in Canadian graduates. 

🗑️ ~10% Decrease in Waste Generation in Japan

Japan has reduced its waste generation by 10% over the past decade, producing a total of 40 million tons in 2021. Key policies such as the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law, have increased public awareness and business participation, signifying Japan's commitment to environmental sustainability.

🩺 Cuba Leads the LAC Region in Doctor Density

On average, across countries in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, there are 2 doctors per 1,000 population, and most LAC countries stand below the OECD average of 3.5. Cuba has the highest doctor density in the LAC region with over 8 doctors per 1,000 population, which is twice the OECD average. Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay are the only other additional countries above the OECD average, with a density of more than 4 doctors per 1,000 population. In contrast, Haiti, Honduras, and Guatemala have the lowest number of physicians per 1,000 population, at or below 0.5.

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