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Course # SOSC 1750 9.0 Urban Economies: Comparing Canada & the Third World Comparing: Developing Countries (e.g.) India (S. Asia) Mexico (Latin America) Advanced Industrial Countries Canada. Lecture: Mondays 12.30–2.30: TEL 0006 Attendance Ten-minute break Appointments.

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Course # SOSC 1750 9.0

  • Urban Economies: Comparing Canada & the Third World
  • Comparing:
  • Developing Countries (e.g.)
      • India (S. Asia)
      • Mexico (Latin America)
  • Advanced Industrial Countries
    • Canada
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Lecture: Mondays 12.30–2.30: TEL 0006

    • Attendance
    • Ten-minute break
    • Appointments
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You must be registered in one of the following tutorials:

  • # Day Time Location
  • Mon 10:30-12:30 TEL 0006
  • Mon 2:30- 4:30 TEL 0006
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Tutorial requirements:

  • Attendance
  • Preparation
  • Participation
  • Appointments
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Assignments: Term I

  • I. Mid-term tests in Lecture hall TEL 0006 weight
    • Mon. Oct 21 MCQ on You Tube videos on Poverty 10%
    • Mon. Dec 2 In-class comparative essay test on Markandaya
    • DW articles & Poverty YouTube videos 15%
    • 3. Mon. Dec 2 Quiz on lectures & readings (Developing World) 10%
      • –study Qns. For all tests will be posted online.
  • II. Lecture and Class participation (Attendance required) 10%
  • (includes write-up due Nov 3 (Developing World #26&# 27)
      • Mid-term Total 45%
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YouTube videos

‘The End of Poverty’ (DVD) (105 min) http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the_end_of_poverty/

Ananya Roy:

(Un)Knowing Poverty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKASroLDF0M

Who sees Poverty?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrW8ier__4Q

Who profits from Poverty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0deJfPUj1f8

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Term I

Markandaya, Kamala. (1954). Nectar in a Sieve. New York: Signet.

Cinema Libre Studio (2010). The End of Poverty? Think Again.

Griffiths, Robert J. (2013-14). Annual Editions: Developing World. Guilford, CT: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill.

A Course Kit 2013-14 on Canada (available for purchase in York U Book Store)

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Percentage population living on less than $2 per day 2009

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=218326542034227400695.0004af2e8e3bd18d224a1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Percentage_population_living_on_less_than_$2_per_day_2009.png

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Percentage_living_on_less_than_$1_per_day_1981-2001.pnghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Percentage_living_on_less_than_$1_per_day_1981-2001.png

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The three worlds as they were separated during the Cold War era, each with its respective allies;     

 First World : USA and its allies.      

Second World : USSR and its allies.      

Third World : Neutral countries.

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September 2009

██ Newly industrialized countries

██ Other emerging markets

██ Other developing economies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Industrialized_countries_2007.PNG.png

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GDP PPP Per Capita IMF 2008 (estimate)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GDP_PPP_Per_Capita_IMF_2008.png

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2009

Differences in National Income inequality (national GINI coefficient)

0 is perfect equality & 1 is perfect inequality

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5GINIretouchedcolors.png

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2008

Countries based on World Bank income groupings for 2006 (calculated by GNI per capita, Atlas method).

██ High income ██ Upper-middle income ██ Lower-middle income ██ Low income

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925 million hungry people in the world: 2010

http://www.worldhunger.org/articles/Learn/world%20hunger%20facts%202002.htm

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key indicators of human well-being since 1970.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_development

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Characteristics of the Third World

    • Colonial past
    • 2. Lack economic power: Affluent countries dominate the global market
    • 3. Large populations
    • 4. Rapid and uncontrolled growth of cities
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Rural to urban mass migration

  • Poverty both rural and urban,
  • with the poorest in rural areas
  • 7. Corruption and financial mismanagement in the public sector, e.g., government authorities
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