🌳 5.6% Deforestation Decline. Educational Disparity. Mortality Rates.

Chart of the Day #46 Deforestation Rates, Educational Attainment and Mental Disorders.

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Today's Topics

  • 🌳 Deforestation Rates. 5.6% decline in deforestation rates
  • 📚 Educational Attainment. Narrowing disparity in educational attainment
  • 😢 Mental Disorders. Declining Mental Health Mortality Rates in China

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🌳 5.6% Decline in Deforestation Rates

In the ongoing battle against deforestation, a notable decline in rates can be attributed to the growing implementation of sustainable management practices. The major drivers behind today's deforestation activity are four globally traded commodities: beef, soybeans, palm oil, and wood products. However, with growing awareness of the environmental crisis, various deforestation laws have been imposed.

The synergy between better regulations and the adoption of sustainable management practices has become a pivotal force in curbing deforestation rates.
Countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Colombia, and Brazil have experienced falling deforestation rates, which could contribute significantly to global climate and biodiversity conservation efforts, according to experts.

📚 Narrowing Disparity in Educational Attainment

The global education landscape has been historically shaped by factors such as income and affordability, cultural restrictions, and unequal access to educational resources. However, there is a positive shift underway as the gender disparity in education equality is gradually narrowing across different levels of education.
UNESCO and similar organizations have played a pivotal role in promoting widespread access to primary and secondary education, resulting in a notable increase in the number of individuals attaining primary and secondary levels of education, with tertiary having fewer enrolments, likely due to the lack of affordability and rising student debts. In contrast, primary and secondary education constitute the fundamental stages in a child's educational journey hence, we see increased attainment of primary and secondary education levels.

😢 Declining Mental Health Mortality Rates in China

People with mental disorders are understood to live 10–20 years less than the general population. This number varies based on the severity of the mental disorder, support from family, and the severity of the mental disorder. The stigma around mental health disorders acts as a major barrier that blocks individuals from seeking help early on. The decline in mortality rate can be partly attributed to a national program targeted at increasing awareness about mental health and the associated risk factors. Investments in medical and health resources optimized for mental health disorders have made treatment more accessible.

The mortality rate of mental disorders is higher in rural areas than in urban areas. This is likely due to the relatively low accessibility to treatment and lack of awareness about mental disorders, which acts as a barrier to seeking help even if it is available. Interestingly, women have a higher mortality rate in both rural and urban settings.

Declines in the mental health of women in China can be affected by workplace discrimination and marginalization. Defined primarily as caregivers, women often experience lower salaries and bear the brunt of family care responsibilities, which could contribute to higher mortality rates among those with mental disorders. Further, perinatal mental health challenges are also prevalent in China, stemming from the absence of comprehensive mental healthcare infrastructure.


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