Not All News is Bad News
Positive Vibrations is a Financial Coach newsletter intended to act as a vehicle for spreading optimism through the sharing of good news. And now, your dose of positivity for the month of July 2019.
India’s Decline in Maternal Deaths
India registered a 22% decline in maternal deaths since 2013. That means on average, 30 more new mothers are now being saved every day compared to five years ago. — Read more at The Wire
Mental Health Education
In 2018, New York and Virginia became the first two US states to enact laws requiring mental health education in schools. — Read more at CNN
Declining Poverty in India
The UNDP released a new report showing that 271 million people in India have moved out of poverty since 2005, nearly halving the country’s poverty rate in one decade. — Read more at Times of India
Historical Access to Electricity
The International Energy Agency said that in the last year, 120 million people gained access to electricity. That means that for the first time since electrical service was started (1882), less than a billion of the world’s population are left in darkness. — Read more at IEA
Declining Share of Black Men in Poverty in U.S.
The share of black men in poverty in the United States fell from 41% in 1960 to 18% today, and their share in the middle class rose from 38% to 57% in the same time. — Read more at CNN
Crime and Murder Rates in the U.S.
Crime and murder rates declined in the United States’ 30 largest cities, with the murder rate for 2018 projected to be 7.6 percent lower than 2017. — Read more at Vox
Prison Sentencing at Lowest Rate in 20 Years
According to new data from the Department of Justice, the proportion of people being sent to prison in the United States has fallen to its lowest level in 20 years. — Read more at Pew Research
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