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In 1990, life expectancy around the world averaged 65.3 years.
By 2018, it had risen by more than seven years.
In Germany, the average life expectancy is 78.5 years for men and 83.3 years for women.
Gaps in Education
Since 1990, the number of children and young people who do not attend schools has declined by nearly one-third. In 2018, a quarter billion persons of school age received no educational instruction.
While the situation in sub-Saharan Africa has greatly deteriorated – the number of children and young people has grown by 24 percent – the number in East and Southeast Asia has fallen by two-thirds.
More than Half are Online
Since its emergence, the Internet has grown at a rapid pace. More than 50 percent of the world's population use it today.
More than 4.5 billion people now use the Internet, according to estimates, and nearly 4 billion use social media. Facebook alone has more than 2.7 billion users.
IT as a Job Generator
It is not just the number of users that is rising rapidly, the number of employees in the information technology sector has grown signiﬁcantly as well.
There are now 7.6 million information and communication technology specialists at work in Europe, 56 percent more than in 2010. As a percentage of overall employment, 3.6 percent of Europeans now work in the information technology sector.
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