By Vexen Crabtree 2013
|Antigua & Barbuda|
|Social and Moral Index||55th best|
|Land Area||440 km21|
|Location||North America, The Americas, Caribbean|
|Population||90 510 (2011)2|
|Life Expectancy||76.24yrs (2017)3|
|GNI||$20 907 (2017)4|
|ISO3166-1 Codes||AG, ATG, 285|
“The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.”
CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9
|UN HDI (2016)10|
|62||Antigua & Barbuda||62|
|65||Trinidad & Tobago||65|
|74||St Kitts & Nevis||74|
|Social and Moral Development|
|55||Antigua & Barbuda||64.8|
|62||Trinidad & Tobago||63.0|
The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..
The Social and Moral Development Index is a formulaic aggregation of many factors. It concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2017).
|Life Expectancy (2015)11|
|56||Antigua & Barbuda||76.24|
|184||Antigua & Barbuda||90 510||206|
Antigua & Barbuda's population is predicted to rise to 104 643 by 2030. This rise is despite a low fertility rate, meaning, that this country is helping to alleviate problems with growing population in neighbouring countries by accepting immigrants, very likely as a requirement of maintaining an active workforce.
|Female Vote and Stand|
|86||Antigua & Barbuda||1951|
|87||St Kitts & Nevis||1951|
|89||St Vincent & Grenadines||1951|
Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.
The 1950s saw a late rush of 43 countries, including Antigua & Barbuda and many developing nations, move to cease preventing women from voting.
Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below12:
The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant 76.4% (Anglican 25.7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 12.3%, Pentecostal 10.6%, Moravian 10.5%, Methodist 7.9%, Baptist 4.9%, Church of God 4.5%), Roman Catholic 10.4%, other Christian 5.4%, other 2%, none or unspecified 5.8% (2001 census)13.
|Adolescent Birth Rate (2015)14|
|100||Antigua & Barbuda||44.8|
|Alcohol Consumption (2010)15|
|85||Antigua & Barbuda||5.4|
|Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)16|
|131||Antigua & Barbuda||13|
|Gross National Income Per-Capita (2011)11|
|56||Equatorial Guinea||$21 517|
|58||Antigua & Barbuda||$20 907|
|Environmental Performance (2010)17|
|27||Antigua & Barbuda||69.8|
|190||Papua New Guinea||-140|
|192||Antigua & Barbuda||-150|
Current edition: 2013 May 01
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(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.
(2017) "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" (2017). Accessed 2017 Apr 26.
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2017) Human Development Report. Published by the UN Development Programme. Data for 2015. Analysis conducted by the UN Development Report Office. Available on hdr.undp.org/..
World Health Organisation. (WHO)
(2014) Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health. A copy can be found on the WHO website. Accessed 2015 Jan 04. It "presents a comprehensive perspective on the global, regional and country consumption of alcohol, patterns of drinking, health consequences and policy responses in Member States" and was published in Geneva on 2014 May 12.
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