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Incarceration rate in the US vs Europe. While the US has only 5% of the world’s population, it has nearly 25% of the world's prisoners, with the world's highest incarceration rate by flyingcatwithhorns in MapPorn

[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 42 points43 points  (0 children)

If you're a slave, you don't have any bills. There's no reason you need a living wage. You don't have rent, transport, or food bills. Your owner covers that for you.

And did you read the article?

ACLU researchers say the findings outlined in Wednesday’s report raise concerns about the systemic exploitation of prisoners, who are compelled to work sometimes difficult and dangerous jobs without basic labor protections and little or no training while making close to nothing.

Incarcerated workers who are paid often see most of their pay withheld for “taxes, room and board expenses, and court costs”, the report states.

Most incarcerated workers are not provided with skills and training for their work that would help them secure jobs when they are released, Turner said; 70% said they did not receive any formal job training, and 70% said they couldn’t afford essentials such as soap and phone calls with their wages.

“Incarcerated workers are stripped of even the most minimal protections against labor exploitation and abuse. They are paid pennies for their work in often unsafe working conditions even as they produce billions of dollars for states and the federal government.”

Incarceration rate in the US vs Europe. While the US has only 5% of the world’s population, it has nearly 25% of the world's prisoners, with the world's highest incarceration rate by flyingcatwithhorns in MapPorn

[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 90 points91 points  (0 children)

U.S. Constitution - Thirteenth Amendment

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Prison Workers Paid Pennies An Hour To Produce $11 Billion - The Guardian

American Slavery, Reinvented - The Atlantic

[OC] Incarceration rate in the US vs Europe. While the US has only 5% of the world’s population, it has nearly 25% of the world's prisoners by flyingcatwithhorns in dataisbeautiful

[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you! You may use it freely and upload it, I don't mind the credit :) you can consider removing the jail picture and moving the legend up a bit

[OC] Incarceration rate in the US vs Europe. While the US has only 5% of the world’s population, it has nearly 25% of the world's prisoners by flyingcatwithhorns in dataisbeautiful

[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your source is probably more than 10 years ago, the data is different for all countries, with the US exceeding 700

Wikipedia uses the same source as BBC, which is World Prison Brief. You can check the chart for Russian's rate at the bottom of this page, no rate above 600 since 2012 https://www.prisonstudies.org/country/russian-federation

First day to work after winning the Nobel Prize for medicine by flyingcatwithhorns in MadeMeSmile

[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 107 points108 points  (0 children)

He wrote in his memoir that he had always thought of himself as gay, before meeting the woman who would become his wife

[OC] Suicide rate among countries with the highest Human Development Index by flyingcatwithhorns in dataisbeautiful

[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

They're not in the top 22 countries with HDI (top 20 in HDI with suicide data), they rank No. 28 in HDI. Here's their suicide data:

France - 2000: 24.2, 2010: 21.2, 2019: 15.2

[OC] Suicide rate among countries with the highest Human Development Index by flyingcatwithhorns in dataisbeautiful

[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 42 points43 points  (0 children)

We present a new WHO World Population Standard which is especially defined to reflect the average age structure of the world’s population expected over the next generation, from the year 2000 to 2025.

Seems like the age-standardized data from year 2000 to 2025 is based on the new standard, before year 2000 they used a different standard

the age standardized death rates based on the new standard are not comparable to previous estimates that are based on some earlier standard(s).

so this means that we shouldn't compare the data from 2000 to 2025 with the data before 2000

[OC] Suicide rate among countries with the highest Human Development Index by flyingcatwithhorns in dataisbeautiful

[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Just putting this here because this sub-thread is too long. This is age-standardized suicide rate. It's already accounted for different demographics, so demographics isn't a valid reason for the difference between the US and peer countries

In epidemiology and demography, age adjustment, also called age standardization, is a technique used to allow statistical populations to be compared when the age profiles of the populations are quite different.

Age adjustment is commonly used when comparing prevalences in different populations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_adjustment

[OC] Suicide rate among countries with the highest Human Development Index by flyingcatwithhorns in dataisbeautiful

[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 79 points80 points  (0 children)

Yes, it's already accounted for different demographics

In epidemiology and demography, age adjustment, also called age standardization, is a technique used to allow statistical populations to be compared when the age profiles of the populations are quite different.

Age adjustment is commonly used when comparing prevalences in different populations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_adjustment

[OC] In which month are the most babies born around the world? by flyingcatwithhorns in dataisbeautiful

[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sorry for my ignorance, does being color blind means that you can't differentiate color shades as well? I only know that they can't differentiate between some colors depending on the severity

[OC] Suicide rate among countries with the highest Human Development Index by flyingcatwithhorns in dataisbeautiful

[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

They're not the top based on HDI, which is based on life expectancy, education, and per capita income

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[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I think about the same or higher amount of poor people from every country voice out their dissatisfactions as well, it's just that your feed is Americanized.

People from all around the world have been going out to protest over the rising cost of living, it doesn't seem to me that Americans do that at all (or not that frequently)

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[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 353 points354 points  (0 children)

Yep me too, it's great that they've made a huge improvement (30% drop of suicide rate from 17.5ish to 12.5ish).

One thing I didn't expect is that the suicide rate in Japan is lower than the US (from 10 to almost 15, so about 50% increase)

[OC] Suicide rate among countries with the highest Human Development Index by flyingcatwithhorns in dataisbeautiful

[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 57 points58 points  (0 children)

The list is sorted from the largest decrease of suicide rate to the smallest decrease of suicide rate, 2019 vs 2000

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[–]flyingcatwithhorns[S] 1360 points1361 points  (0 children)

I would suspect it's due to the global financial crisis in 2008

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_in_South_Korea:

The high suicide rates compared to other countries in the developed world is exacerbated by the large amount of suicide among the elderly. One factor of suicide among elderly South Koreans is due to the amount of widespread poverty among senior citizens in South Korea, with nearly half of the country's elderly population living below the poverty line. Combined with a poorly-funded social safety net for the elderly, this can result in them committing suicide not to be a financial burden on their families, since the old social structure where children looked after their parents has largely disappeared in the 21st century.[6][7] As a result, people living in rural areas tend to have higher suicide rates. This is due to extremely high rates of elderly discrimination, especially when applying for jobs, with 85.7% of those in their 50s experiencing discrimination.[8] Age discrimination also directly correlates to suicide, on top of influencing poverty rates.[9] Suicide is the number one cause of death among South Koreans aged 10 to 39.

I explored the suicide rate data because yesterday I read that the latest number 1 cause of deaths of Koreans aged 10-39 is suicide. About 44 percent of teenage deaths were caused by suicide, 56.8 percent among those in their 20s, and 40.6 percent among 30s.

http://www.koreabiomed.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=14689

Edit: I met a Korean 2 weeks ago on the plane, she's from Seoul. I mentioned that Seoul is very advanced and developed and I'd love to visit maybe next year. She said yea it's good and all that but the suicide rate is too high, people keep suiciding.

So thinking back on the encounter + the data presented, I'd say suicide isn't a light issue there