By Vexen Crabtree 2013
|Social and Moral Index||80th best|
|Land Area||340 km21|
|Location||North America, The Americas, Caribbean|
|Population||105 303 (2011)2|
|Life Expectancy||73.56yrs (2017)3|
|GNI||$11 502 (2017)4|
|ISO3166-1 Codes||GD, GRD, 3085|
“Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were reinstituted the following year and have continued since that time. Hurricane Ivan struck Grenada in September of 2004 causing severe damage.”
CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9
|UN HDI (2016)10|
|81||Bosnia & Herzegovina||81|
|Social and Moral Development|
|78||St Kitts & Nevis||60.0|
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|
|89||St Kitts & Nevis||73.98|
|3||St Vincent & Grenadines||2.0|
|178||Sao Tome & Principe||171 878||179|
|180||St Vincent & Grenadines||109 367||280|
|184||Antigua & Barbuda||90 510||206|
Grenada's population is predicted to rise to 107 563 by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 2.18.
The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.
|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 Grenada 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: Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%13.
|Adolescent Birth Rate (2015)14|
|85||Trinidad & Tobago||31.5|
|Alcohol Consumption (2010)15|
|Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)16|
|180||Sao Tome & Principe||7|
|Gross National Income Per-Capita (2011)11|
|89||S. Africa||$12 087|
|94||Sri Lanka||$10 789|
|175||St Vincent & Grenadines||-100|
|179||St Kitts & Nevis||-100|
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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