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How will you remember 2017? Today we recall the 20 most notable data stories of 2017 from Knoema's Viz of the Day series.

 

Revisit 2016 with our The Best Viz of the Days, 2016 special edition.

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Shrinking Populations: A Challenge for Pension Systems

Just as governments struggle to simultaneously address obesity and hunger, the world’s population continues to grow ... and shrink. The United Nations estimates that between 2015 and 2050 49 countries will experience population declines even as the total world population reaches 9.77 billion. Moreover, in all but two countries the ratio of old population to working-age population will increase by 2050, and an estimated 135 countries will experience fertility rates below replacement rates. While demographic changes usher in consequences for businesses and governments alike, in today’s Viz of the Day we explore the implications for...

Rupee Devaluation Against the US Dollar, 1947 - Present

Since India was under British rule, the rupee was pegged to the British pound. From 1927 to 1966, 13 rupees = 1 pound. The peg was maintained until 1966 when the rupee was devalued and pegged to the U.S. dollar at a rate of 7.5 rupees = 1 dollar. This peg lasted until the U.S. dollar was devalued in 1971.

US Suicide Rate

Suicide in the US is now considered a major public health issue. In 2016, 45,000 Americans took their own lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a 53 percent increase since just 2000.A recent CDC study on trends in suicide rates by US state revealed that in the period from 1999 to 2016 the suicide rate increased in all but one state, Nevada. Among US states, the suicide rate varied from six deaths per 100,000 population in the District of Columbia to 25 in Wyoming.According to the CDC, mental health is just one contributing factor; data from its 27-state study suggests that upwards of 55 percent of suicides...

World Mental Health Day: Depression In Focus

Depression is a common mental disorder, characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness, and poor concentration. The most spread form of depression is Major Depressive Episode (MDE). MDE can be long-lasting or recurrent, substantially impairing an individual’s ability to function at work or school or cope with daily life. When mild, people can be treated without medicines but when depression is moderate or severe they may need medication and professional talking treatments. MDE is a disorder that can be reliably diagnosed and treated by...