🛣️ Opioid Epidemic. 10 Trillion Kilometres by 2050. 40% Household Ed-Spend

Chart of the Day #19 looks at Education Spending Disparities, City Traffic Projections to 2050 and Drug Addiction.

San Fransico is battling a drug crisis, with a record 800 drug-related deaths last year. In Alberta, Canada opioid overdoses have risen 13% above 2021's record high. In response, experimental drugs (VX-548) are being developed to battle opioid addiction. Today we look at regional drug usage patterns.

Today's Topics

  • 🏫 Education Spending. Lower Middle-Income Households Bear 40% of Education Spending.
  • 🛣️ City Traffic. City Passenger Traffic x2 to Over 10 Trillion Km by 2050.
  • 💉 Drug Addiction. Opioids Plague Europe, Amphetamines Grip Asia.

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🏫 Lower Middle-Income Country Households Bear 40% of Education Spending

The burden of education spending varies significantly among income groups. Lower-middle-income households bear the highest burden at 39.6%, followed by the low-income group at 34.9%. Meanwhile, at upper-middle and high-income levels, households show diminishing shares at 33.6% and 16.3%, while governments subsidize almost all of the remaining costs. Donors significantly support the low-income group (15.8%), causing disruptions in household spending, while the lower-middle-income group receives 2.3%.

🛣️ City Passenger Traffic 2x to Over 10 Trillion Km by 2050

City passenger traffic is projected to double to over 10 trillion passenger kilometers through urban bus travel by 2050. Leading this evolution is South and Southwest Asia, together with Sub-Saharan Africa. After a pandemic-related dip, city passenger traffic surpassed pre-COVID levels in 2022. A 27% growth is expected between 2025 and 2030, ultimately reaching 10.48 trillion kilometers in urban bus travel demand by 2050. Sustainable solutions to urban mobility will become paramount in meeting these demands.

💉 Opioids Plague Europe, Amphetamines Grip Asia

A regional analysis of primary drugs used by patients in treatment highlights distinctive patterns. Opioids are a major concern in Europe, Africa, and America (led by Europe at 45%). Asia Pacific faces a significant challenge with amphetamine-type stimulants (47% of cases). Cannabis dominates in Oceania and Africa, while cocaine's impact varies across the Americas and Europe. Tailoring region-specific public health strategies is crucial to address these diverse drug challenges.


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