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.
‘The End of Poverty’ (DVD) (105 min) http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the_end_of_poverty/
Who sees Poverty?
Who profits from Poverty:
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)
Percentage population living on less than $2 per day 2009
Percent poverty world map 2008
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.
██ Newly industrialized countries
██ Other emerging markets
██ Other developing economies
GDP PPP Per Capita IMF 2008 (estimate)
Which countries have lowest/highest national inequality?
Differences in National Income inequality (national GINI coefficient)
0 is perfect equality & 1 is perfect inequality
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
925 million hungry people in the world: 2010
key indicators of human well-being since 1970.