Many states do not permit dual citizenship and the voluntary acquisition of citizenship in another country is grounds for revocation of citizenship.
Coastline This entry gives the total length of the boundary between the land area including islands and the sea. The Unbanked Annex E. Communications This category deals with the means of exchanging information and includes the telephone, radio, television, and Internet host entries.
Such policies are most common in mid-latitude regions. Broadband - fixed subscriptions This entry gives the total number of fixed-broadband subscriptions, as well as the number of subscriptions per inhabitants. Age structure This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age.
Appendixes This section includes Factbook-related material by topic. Only airports with usable runways are included in this listing. This book, the first major study of financial education at the international level, contributes to the development of consumer financial literacy by providing information to policymakers on effective financial education programmes.
Daylight Saving Time DST This entry is included for those entities that have adopted a policy of adjusting the official local time forward, usually one hour, from Standard Time during summer months. Finally, a decomposition exercise shows that composition effects are able to explain a very limited amount of the observed cross-country differences in wage inequality.
Birth rate This entry gives the average annual number of births during a year per 1, persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The history subfield includes the dates of previous constitutions and the main steps and dates in formulating and implementing the latest constitution.
Country data codes See Data codes. Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy This entry is the total amount of carbon dioxide, measured in metric tons, released by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy.
The maps were produced from the best information available at the time of preparation. The majority of countries adhere to this practice. Communications - note This entry includes miscellaneous communications information of significance not included elsewhere.
Finally, looking forward to the second cycle of PIAAC, for which planning is now underway, the paper suggests some priority areas for improvement to the survey design in order to add to its analytical usefulness and enhance its utility to policy makers.
The BIPM averages data collected from more than atomic time and frequency standards located at about 50 laboratories worldwide. Country map Most versions of the Factbook provide a country map in color.
The maps were produced from the best information available at the time of preparation.
They relate the number of individuals that are likely to be economically "dependent" on the support of others. In many countries this process is lengthy. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five.
Holding dual citizenship makes an individual legally obligated to more than one state and can negate the normal consular protections afforded to citizens outside their original country of citizenship.
Diplomatic representation from the US This entry includes the chief of mission, embassy address, mailing address, telephone number, FAX number, branch office locations, consulate general locations, and consulate locations.
Not all airports have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control. In most countries citizenship can be acquired through the legal process of naturalization.
Changes that have been reported but not yet acted on by the BGN are noted. Countries with young populations high percentage under age 15 need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations high percentage ages 65 and over need to invest more in the health sector.
Geographic names conform to spellings approved by the BGN with the exception of the omission of diacritical marks and special characters.
Formal education is found to have a larger impact on inequality, given that returns to education are in general much higher at the top than at the bottom of the distribution. Such labor may deprive them of the opportunity to attend school, oblige them to leave school prematurely, or require them to combine school attendance with excessively long and heavy work.
Date of information In general, information available as of January in a given year is used in the preparation of the printed edition. In country-specific individual-level regressions, cognitive skills partly explain the lower occupational status of less-educated adults, but cross-national variation in their disadvantage remains substantial after accounting for skills.Satellite image of Cuba (center) and Jamaica (lower right).
The southern tip of Florida, the Florida Keys, and the Florida Strait appear at the top. Businesses use different metrics and methods of analysis to give them an idea of how they are doing.
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