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Brookings Data Now: 40 Percent of all Chinese Exports from One Province, and More

In this edition of Brookings Data Now: China’s behemoth province; early education interventions increase lifetime earnings; China’s more technocratic leadership; mobile medical technology’s cost saving potential; success benchmarks for the Affordable Care Act.


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40%

Approximate share of all Chinese exports from Guangdong province

The coastal province has a population of about 100 million, larger than California, Texas, New York and Florida combined.

$132,000

Increase in lifetime income of average individual receiving selected early education interventions

The Social Genome Project simulates closing of income-based early childhood gaps.

52

Number law-degree holders in China’s Central Committee of the 18th Party Congress

In contrast, in 1955 only 5 percent of high-ranking party officials had a junior high school education or above.

3/4

Nearly 3/4 of medical expenditures are for a small number of chronic illnesses 

These include: cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and asthma. Mobile technology applications have the potential to control costs, reduce errors and improve patients’ experiences

8

Number of key benchmarks for success of Affordable Care Act implementation

Read about them in a new paper from the Center for Effective Public Management.

Colleen Lineweaver contributed to this post.

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