even in poverty countries, there’s signs of progress. Deaths of infants has gone down worldwide in EVERY country dramatically since 1972. There’s an amazing graphic showing that I could find.
That’s the majority reason why populations have grown so much.
Our average death-times have changed but not THAT dramatically.
In the USA, making $34,000/yr puts a person in the top 1% of the world. I still love that little statistic; puts things into a good perspective.