How can sustainable development lead to an improvement in people's: a) quality of life b) standard of living?

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Having trouble answering this

Posted Sun 21st April, 2013 @ 16:04 by Will

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a)Quality of life improves because with sustainable growth comes develop in industry, which leads to shift in sectors. For instance more people move from jobs in the secondary (manufacturing) to the tertiary (services) sector. Therefore with people have more disposable income and can buy themselves better houses, cars etc.

b)Standard of life improves because sustainable growth means more money is circulating in the system ie a country, giving the government more funds to enable better benifits and improvements in the economic, social, political and cultural aspects of a country. For instance a better health care system.

Answered Sun 21st April, 2013 @ 17:17 by Belle
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what topic is this under? is it urbanisation? and is it A level or GCSE?

Answered Sun 21st April, 2013 @ 17:00 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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the development gap and it is gcse

Answered Sun 21st April, 2013 @ 17:16 by Will
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Thank you! Can you answer two more for me? Why is it important for MEDCs to adopt methods of sustainable development? and how might apropriate technology differ between an MEDC and an LEDC?

Answered Sun 21st April, 2013 @ 17:21 by Will
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ok so I haven't learnt about that but for the first one i think that it is important because if sustainable development is not reached then the economy is at risk of collapsing. If development is not sustainable then peoples jobs and lives are at risk. Companies would go bankrupt because people would stop spending when the development stopped. Also investment from other countries would dry out.

for the second technology would differ in ledc's because they would not need as advanced technology to deal with peoples everday lives. For instance they would not need to generate as much electricity as medc's, because most people in Africa, for example will not have acess to electricity. In medc's technology is key to the workings of the environment we live in. It is also much more advanced and constantly being updated. We have a new and emerging working sector called the quaternary sector which caters for this.

hope that helps!

Answered Sun 21st April, 2013 @ 17:50 by Belle
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Thank you so much!!!! One more question how might sustainable development be achieved?

Answered Sun 21st April, 2013 @ 17:53 by Will
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hmmm... well i don't know but i just googled it because this is good revision for me too and found this page, but not sure if it will help or not.

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081128233803AAzDIeA

Answered Sun 21st April, 2013 @ 17:59 by Belle
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I thinks its actually about reducing enery usage and make houses out of recycled materials and protecting landscape and wildlife but i'm not sure

Answered Sun 21st April, 2013 @ 18:04 by Will
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well if all the rest of what I wrote was wrong at least you know what it is now!! Sorry

Answered Sun 21st April, 2013 @ 18:24 by Belle