The Development Gap

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  • Created on: 07-12-14 21:09
What is Gross National Income (GNI)?
The total value of goods and services people of that nationality produce in a year.
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Define birth rate
The number of live babies born per thousand of the population per year
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What is the average age a person can expect to live to called?
Life expectancy
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Give three things that are used to calculate the HDI for a country
Life expectancy, literacy rate and income per head
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A single measure of development could be used to figure out how developed a country is. Give one limitation of this.
They don't show variations within the country. For Example if you looked at the GNI of a country it might seem quite developed but in reality there are some really wealthy people and some poor people
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What does MEDC stand for?
More Economically Developed Country
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Describe the global distribution of MEDC's and LEDC's
These two types of countries are divided into the North and South. It is called the North South divide. The MEDC's are usually located in the North of the world and the LEDC's are usually located in the South of the world
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Why are countries no longer classified as MEDC or LEDC?
You can't tell which countries were developing quickly and which weren't really developing at all.
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Give one example of a rich industrial country
UK
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Describe what a Newly Industrialising Country is and give one example
Countries that are rapidly getting richer their economy is moving from being based on primary industry to secondary industry. An example would be China
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Describe the general level of development of former communist countries.
These countries aren't really poor but aren't vey rich either. They develop quickly but not as quickly as NIC's
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Give one example of a heavily indebted country
Ethiopia
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Give one way a poor climate can lead to slow development.
A very hot or a very cold country won't be able to be able to grow much so there isn't a large Gross National Income.
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Is a country likely to be more or less developed if it doesn't have a lot of water?
Less developed as they don't have enough water to grow crops which lowers the Gross National Income
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How do natural hazards slow down development?
Natural hazards cause a lot of damage to certain countries. This slows down development as they country has to spend money on rebuilding rather than developing areas like education or healthcare
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Describe a political factor that affects development
An unstable government can cause conflict. The resources supplied, like weapons, will have to be paid for and the damage that the conflict causes will have to be paid for as well. This means that less money will be spent on developing the country
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