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GNP Per Capita. North & Central America. South America. Europe. Africa. Middle East. Mainland Asia. S. E. Asia. The "Idea" of the “Third World”-I. Third World as Alternative Development Path Third World as Ranking (First vs. Third World)

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Gnp per capita

GNP Per Capita

North central america

North & Central America

South america

South America





Middle east

Middle East

Mainland asia

Mainland Asia

S e asia

S. E. Asia

The idea of the third world i

The "Idea" of the “Third World”-I

  • Third World as Alternative Development Path

    • Third World as Ranking (First vs. Third World)

    • Less Developed Countries (LDCs), Backward Countries, Developing Countries

  • Key Dimensions/ Characteristics

    • Period of Independence:Colonial Origins of the Third World

    • Economic :GNP per capita; Income Distribution; Poverty

Idea of third world ii

Idea of Third World - II

  • Urbanization/ Industrialization:Dependence on Agriculture vs other sectors

  • World Trade:Participation in Global trade/ Dependence on First World for sustenance

  • Quality of Life:

    • Physical Amenities (Housing, Recreation, etc.)

    • Infrastructure availability (Transportation, Sewage, Water, Electricity)

    • Health conditions (Life Expectancy, Child mortality, Nutrition; Epidemiological disease incidences)

Idea of third world iii

Idea of Third World - III

  • Social status(Equity, Freedom; Status of Women, children and disabled)

  • Social services (Education for children and women; Hospitals)

  • Environment (Quality of air, water, land, living conditions)

  • Human Development:Overall Development--Seeking what?(happiness, pleasure, wealth, health)

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