Development Dilemmas

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  • Created by: Lucy.B
  • Created on: 20-03-16 16:20

Measuring Development

  • Services available
  • Types of jobs
  • GDP (size of economy)
  • Education levels 
  • Access to clean water 
  • Gender equality
  • Life expectancy
  • Quality of environment

DEVELOPMENT = is about improving people'e lives

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GDP

G - gross (total)

D - demostic (within a country)

P - product (how much wealth a country produces)

GDP per capita is the average amount a person would own.

Why is this a bad indicator?

  • not everyone works e.g. children
  • some people could be bilionaires
  • so, not 100% accurate
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HDI (human index development)

This combines data on...

  • GDP per capita
  • Life expectancy 
  • Adult literacy 
  • Enrolment in education

....to give a score between 0 and 1. The closer to 1 the better!

 

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Social // Economic // Political

Corruption shows us how corrupted, devloped a country is. The more corrupted, the less developed.

Social

  • Gender equality
  • Life expectancy
  • Literacy

Economic

  • GDP
  • Employment structure
  • Corruption

Political

  • Democracy
  • Corruption
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The Brandit line 1980

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How has the development gap changed?

  • mexico 
  • india 
  • china                                they have devloped!                   
  • brazil
  • soutn africa

Newly Industrial Countries (NICs) are countries who have experienced rapid industrialisation in recnet years e.g. china.

BRICs are emerging economic giants of Brazil, Russia, India and China who would rival MEDCs in the future.

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Characteristics of emerging economic nations

  • increase in trade
  • FDI
  • large population in manufacturing
  • increase in GDP 
  • rapid economic growth
  • increase in GDP per capita
  • wealthier population 
  • growth of urban population
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Rostow's Modernisation theory

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Employment Structure

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