Variation in levels of economic development & quality of life FLASHCARDS NEEDED

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Measurements of QOL in Bangladesh, China, and Japa

Demographic:

Life expectancy - [Bangladesh = 63], [China = 72], [Japan = 82]

Population Growth - [Bangladesh = 1.9%], [China = 0.6%], [Japan = 0%]

Economic:

GNI - [Bangladesh = $470], [China = $2010], [Japan = $38950]

% of pop below poverty line - [Bangladesh = 44%], [China = 12%], [Japan = 12%]

Social:

Daily calorie intake per person (kcal) -  [Bangladesh = 2105], [China = 2844], [Japan = 2905]

Adult Literacy: - [Bangladesh = 34], [China = 91], [Japan = 99]

Environmental:

CO2 emissions (tonnes per person) - [Bangladesh = 0.3], [China = 3], [Japan = 10]

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Measurements of QOL in Bangladesh, China, and Japa

Composite measures:

Quality of life index - [Bangladesh = 5.6], [China = 6.0], [Japan = 7.4]

Problems of measure:

Often unclear - population per what kind of doctor? ignores number of visits to doctor

Hides regional variation - city v rural

Hides distribution between diffrent social classes

Power purchase parity - could get more for a dollar in Bangladesh than Japan

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