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The average American uses over nine times more water per year than the average Briton-1,870 m3 compared to 205 m3. [The World Bank, 1996]

More than 80 per cent of US film industry revenue in 1995 came from just four films, and fewer than one in six films lasts more than two weeks on cinema screens. [Economic Journal, November 1996]

More than one in four fathers aged 33 work 50 or more hours a week, and those that do so are less likely to be involved in family activities.[ Parenting in the 1990s, Joseph Rowntree Foundation]

In 1992-93,…

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