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  • October 28, 2017 10:38
    Jasper
    Changed reply in topic of Untruthful image by Jasper to Dear Iztok, <br /><br /> Thanks for your message. I take it your message concerns Dollar Street and specifically this home on Dollar Street: <a href="http://www.gapminder.org/dollar-street/family?thing=Families&amp;countries=Bulgaria&amp;regions=World&amp;zoom=4&amp;row=1&amp;lowIncome=26&amp;highIncome=15000&amp;lang=en&amp;place=54d1e6384e5d481411899d86&amp;activeImage=18" rel="nofollow">http://www.gapminder.org/dollar-stree...</a> <br /><br /> You're right that similar pictures can be found in other parts of the world. And you're also right that this specific home is not representative of all homes in Bulgaria. However, Dollar Street is not meant to contain a representative or average sample of a country, world region or even the world. Instead, we aim to give examples of homes on each income level in each country. In other words, it's qualitative, not quantitative data. We have other tools that give a better view of the income distribution of Bulgaria vs the rest of the world. We are working of integrating them with Dollar Street so you can estimate how many people in Bulgaria actually live on the income level of that home. <br /><br /> The Mileva Veselinov family is, with their $650 (purchasing power parity) per month, in the global upper middle income level. I wouldn't say they live in a slum, especially if we compare their house to families living on lower income levels. But you are probably right that their home can give a wrong idea of the diversity of living situations in Bulgaria. <br /><br /> Since we have only one home in Bulgaria, we'd love to have more homes to give a better idea of how people in Bulgaria live. If you can help us out by going out to other homes in Bulgaria to take pictures, let us know! Or maybe you know someone who would like to help? If so, go here and look under the "Participate" header: <a href="http://www.gapminder.org/dollar-street/about?lang=en" rel="nofollow">http://www.gapminder.org/dollar-stree...</a> <br /><br /> If you have any more questions, please let us know. <br /><br /> All the best, <br /> Jasper.
  • October 18, 2017 11:37
    Stephan, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • February 12, 2017 16:23
    Angie, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • February 08, 2017 18:38
    Yvon van Rijswijk
    Changed reply in topic of Planetary threats. I miss this theme on Gapminder. by Yvon van Rijswijk to I miss facts and figures about the negative impact of men. The negative aspects of consumarism, the danger of an increasing amount of people that get richer and will buy more and more stuff, the devestation of nature, the extinction of animal species, the increased polution, the wars. Watch the video animation MAN by Steve Cutts on Youtube. <a href="https://youtu.be/WfGMYdalClU" rel="nofollow">https://youtu.be/WfGMYdalClU</a>.
  • September 28, 2016 02:05
    Nick (Amanish) S, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • June 09, 2016 16:39
    Ola
    Changed reply in topic of What is the fair value of human population? by Ola to Thanks for good reply!&nbsp;<br />But how on earth would you achieve this:&nbsp;<br />"we reduce the number to 1B new children"<br />There's no ethical way. Families seem to want roughly 2 children... And that is a fortunate circumstance. The preferred number of children could have been three, or one ... and humanity would have been in a very difficult situation. But people with a choice tend to choose,... roughly 2 ( I have three).
  • December 17, 2015 11:39
    Sabrija Čadro, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • March 20, 2015 21:10
    Fernanda Drumond, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • December 17, 2014 04:47
    system, a community manager for Get Satisfaction:
    Reason: ban
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  • December 10, 2014 05:15
    system, a community manager for Get Satisfaction:
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  • December 06, 2014 13:26
    Michael Mittelstadt, a community manager for Get Satisfaction:
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  • November 14, 2014 12:51
    system, a community manager for Get Satisfaction:
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  • October 10, 2014 13:18
    Ola
    Reason: Meaningless
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  • August 02, 2014 04:28
    enrico viola, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • May 09, 2014 14:19
    Stephen Lee
    Reason: ban
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  • May 08, 2014 13:58
    system, a community manager for Get Satisfaction:
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  • April 25, 2014 07:44
    Ola
    Removed Kitchen Units by matane
    Reason: Add for kitchen
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  • January 09, 2014 13:47
    Ola
    Reason: Not a real problem
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  • January 04, 2014 23:02
    dood, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • December 11, 2013 20:31
    Ola
    Reason: Read it and you know why
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