Disparities in wealth and development

Measurements of regional and global disparities

Define indices of infant mortality, education, nutrition, income, marginalization and Human Development Index (HDI). Explain the value of the indices in measuring disparities across the globe.

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Origin of disparities

Explain disparities and inequities that occur within countries resulting from ethnicity, residence, parental education, income, employment (formal and informal) and land ownership.

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Disparities and change

Identify and explain the changing patterns and trends of regional and global disparities of life expectancy, education and income.

Examine the progress made in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in poverty reduction, education and health.

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Reducing disparities

Discuss the different ways in which disparities can be reduced with an emphasis on trade and market access, debt relief, aid and remittances. Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies designed to reduce disparities.

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