Urbanization, Births and Deaths


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Urbanization, Births and Deaths


Modern Man in the Making, p. 45. The top half of this graphic from Modern Man in the Making (1939) shows that, between 1840 and 1930, the percentage of British living in cities doubled while birth and death rates fell roughly in half. This indicates that one of the consequences of increased urbanization is lower infant mortality and higher overall health. The bottom half of the graphic is a cross-cultural comparison suggesting a general connection between greater urbanization and improved public health. Marie Neurath, Otto Neurath's wife and director of the Isotype Institute, wrote, "Isotype…endeavors to spread general knowledge in simple everyday terms and aims at a wider acceptance of the scientific attitude" (M. Neurath 1950, 22).




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