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Economic development and quality of life

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There are global variations in economic development and quality of life. Different ways of classifying parts of the world according to their level of economic development and quality of life.

Different economic and social measures of development: gross national income (GNI) per head, birth and death rates, infant mortality, life expectancy, people per doctor, literacy rates, access to safe water, Human Development Index (HDI).

Limitations of economic and social measures.

Link between stages of the Demographic Transition Model and the level of development.

Causes of uneven development: physical, economic and historical. Consequences of uneven development: disparities in wealth and health, international migration.

The PowerPoint below highlights that u countries are at different stages of development:

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Percentage of people living on less than $1 a day

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