The Impact Of Social Dimensions On World Health Organization Statistics

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Based on World Health Organization statistics, global economic interdependence has led to an astonishing increase of the population and higher standards of living (Who.int, 2016). For instance, Lagos used to have a population of 41,000 in 1900 (Cahoon, n.d.). A century later, Lagos records an astonishing population number of 8 million (World Population Review, 2016). The traveling from one place to another resulted in denser population centers. For instance, China has 150 million people that left the countryside to the cities for the past 20 years (Williams, 2012, 76). Such shift can also be seen mainly in the U.S. and Europe in different work sectors; from agriculture and manufacturing to service – healthcare, retail, education, technology, entertainment and the list can go on. This shift allowed for changing worldviews and especially a change in the psychology of the upper class living in the industrialized world (Stopford, Strange and Henley, 1991, 82-87). Frederic Jameson says “we are… so far removed from the realities of production and work that we inhabit a dream world of artificial stimuli and televised experience” (Jameson, 1972, ‘Preface’ p. xvii). This supports the argument made by many historians who believe that globalization has led to a “celebration of individualism” (Elliott and Lemert, 2009, pp.17). Going back to the Depression and World War II, the population then faced a large-scale collectivist response to an individualistic absence. Part
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