The Finnish baby box, which the state has given to expectant mothers for 75 years, has sparked copycat boxes across the globe.
A few years back I shared a delightful article that demonstrated how the Finnish baby box lead to the Finland having the best infant mortality rates in the world. This first article itself is the story now. This great BBC article with geographic themes took hold and the act of this article getting shared around the world inspired similar initiatives–this type of diffusion shows layers and layers of good geography present in this viral phenonomen.
Tags: Finland, medical, media, population, demographic transition model, unit 2 population, technology, diffusion.
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