By Vexen Crabtree 2013
|St Kitts & Nevis|
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
|Social and Moral Index||78th best|
|Land Area||260 km21|
|Location||North America, The Americas, Caribbean|
|Population||53 697 (2011)2|
|Life Expectancy||73.98yrs (2017)3|
|GNI||$22 436 (2017)4|
|ISO3166-1 Codes||KN, KNA, 6595|
“Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.”
CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9
|UN HDI (2016)10|
Lower is better10
|74||St Kitts & Nevis||74|
|81||Bosnia & Herzegovina||81|
|Social and Moral Development|
|78||St Kitts & Nevis||59.6|
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|
Higher is better11
|89||St Kitts & Nevis||73.98|
|188||Marshall Islands||55 717||310|
|189||St Kitts & Nevis||53 697||207|
|192||San Marino||31 945||532|
|Old-Age Dependency Ratio (2016)12|
Lower is better12
St Kitts & Nevis's population is predicted to rise to 63 336 by 2030.
|Female Vote and Stand|
|88||St Kitts & Nevis||1951|
|89||St Vincent & Grenadines||1951|
|90||Antigua & Barbuda||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 St Kitts & Nevis and many developing nations, move to cease preventing women from voting. St Kitts & Nevis is notable for its equality between the sexes.
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 below13:
The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic14.
|Internet Users (2016)15|
Higher is better15
|65||St Kitts & Nevis||66%|
|69||Antigua & Barbuda||65%|
Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.
|Alcohol Consumption (2010)16|
Lower is better16
|133||St Kitts & Nevis||8.2|
|Immunizations 2011-2015 (2015)17|
Higher is better17
|44||St Kitts & Nevis||96.3|
|Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)18|
Higher is better18
|166||Papua New Guinea||9|
|169||St Kitts & Nevis||9|
|Gross National Income Per-Capita (2011)11|
Higher is better11
|52||St Kitts & Nevis||$22 436|
|56||Equatorial Guinea||$21 517|
|LGBT Equality (2013)19|
Higher is better19
|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 May 24.
(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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