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Geography revision notes
Development


Measuring development
Studying development is essentially about measuring how developed one country is compared to
other countries, or to the same country in the past. There are many different ways of considering
development, but the two most important are economic development and human development.
Economic development…

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Inequality of wealth is an indication of the gap in wealth and income between a country's richest and
poorest people. It can be measured in many ways (eg the proportion of a country's wealth owned by
the richest 10% of the population, compared with the proportion owed by the remaining…

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which makes foreign goods more expensive to the consumer. Quotas are limits on the amount of
goods imported and usually work in the MEDCs favour.
Many MEDCs will make allowance in their domestic budgets to provide aid to LEDCs. This aid
may be given as part of a planned process…

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goods and services from the
donor country.

Quota=A limit on imports of a particular product from particular countries. The limit can relate to
volume or value of product.



Subsidy= Money paid by a government to producers in its own country to have keep them more
competitive in the global market.…

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1. Technological changes that enable people, goods, money and above all information and ideas to
travel the world much faster than ever before.
2. The liberalisation of world markets, greatly increasing levels of trade between different parts of
the world.
Globalisation has been taking place for hundreds of years, but…

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Globalisation operates mostly in the interests of the richest countries, which continue to dominate
world trade, and at the expense of developing countries - whose role in the world market is mostly
to provide the North and West with cheap labour and raw materials.
There are no guarantees that the…

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if only i found this earlier and not one day before my exam. Thankyou. havent read through it yet but looks really helpful!

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