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MEASURES OF DEVELOPMENT
GDP
GNI
GNI per head
Birth rate
Death rate
Infant mortality rate
Life expectancy
Access to safe water
Literacy rate
People per doctor…read more

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DISADVANTAGES OF MEASURES
Economic measures can be inaccurate for
countries where trade is not taxed. Also
affected by exchange rate
Measures can be misleading when used on
their own- averages, don't show the
variations in the country
Shouldn't be used on their own, some aspects
develop before others- more developed than
actually is
HDI- life expectancy, educational level and
purchasing power…read more

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STANDARD OF QUALITY OF
LIVING LIFE
Availability of Availability of
education, food money
and healthcare Intangible things
Material wealth e.g. happiness,
GNP, doctors, life safety,
expectancy etc environment
Includes standard
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CATEGORISING COUNTRIES
Used to be: Now:
Level of development
MEDC (north) Rich industrialising
LEDC (south) Newly industrialising
Former communist
Oil exporting
Heavily indebted…read more

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FACTORS AFFECTING
DEVELOPMENT
Environmental Primary goods economy
Natural disasters · Don't make much profit
· More vunerable · Prices fluctuate
· Lack money to develop Social
· Climate change and population Access to clean water
growth make it more vunerable
· Crop production
Poor climate · People get ill ­ cant work
· Limits food growth
Women in society
· Malnutrition
· More people contributing
· Less money and taxes
Child education
Few raw materials
· Better education ­ better jobs
· Fewer products to sell
· Less money to spend Disease
· Live less
Poor farming land
· No money fro drugs
· Limits food growth
Economic Political
Poor trade links Corrupt
· Not invest in healthcare
· Wont make lots of money
Lots of debt Conflict
· Fewer people work
· Money paid back
· Destruction of infrastructure
· Borrow money to cope with disaster
· Deaths and injuries…read more

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