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Literacy Rate & GDP. The relationship between a country’s economy and its literacy rate. Let’s look at …. What does literacy rate mean?. The percentage of people in a country that can read and write. What in the world is GDP?. Gross Domestic Product

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Literacy rate gdp

Literacy Rate & GDP


The relationship between a country s economy and its literacy rate

The relationship between a country’s economy and its literacy rate.

Let’s look at …


What does literacy rate mean

What does literacy rate mean?

  • The percentage of people in a country that can read and write.


What in the world is gdp

What in the world is GDP?

  • Gross Domestic Product

  • The total market value of all final goods and services produced within the country in a given period of time (usually a calendar year).

  • Countries seek to increase their GDP to improve their standard of living


So what is gdp per capita

So, what is GDP per capita?

  • Per capita is a measure of wealth

  • Per capita income means how much money each individual would receive IF a country divided its yearly income equally among everyone.

  • Is used to measure a nation’s wealth with the wealth of other nations.


Look at the following chart and try to determine the following

Look at the following chart and try to determine the following …

  • Does the literacy rate of a country seem to have an affect on …

    • GDP per capita?

    • Life expectancy?

    • Industrial production growth rate?


Other factors

Other factors?

  • Other than the literacy rate, what other factors may affect a country’s GDP per capita?


Other factors that may affect a country s gdp

Other factors that may affect a country’s GDP.

  • Wars

  • Famine

  • Drought

  • Natural disasters


So how does literacy rate affect the standard of living in countries

So, how does literacy rate affect the standard of living in countries?

  • Normally, the higher the literacy rate the higher the GDP per capita.


What is the relationship between investment in human capital and gdp

What is the relationship between investment in human capital and GDP?

  • First … what is human capital?

    • The health, strength, education, training, and skills that people bring to their jobs.


Reminder how can a country invest in human capital

Reminder … how can a country invest in human capital?

  • Invest in

    • Education

    • Training in skills

    • Health care


What is the relationship between investment in human capital and gdp1

What is the relationship between investment in human capital and GDP?

  • What do you think would be an example of human capital?

  • How can a country invest in human capital?

  • Do you think a country would be wise to invest in human capital?

  • What is the relationship between investment in human capital and the GDP?

  • Do you think our chart supports your answer?


What is the relationship between investment in human capital and gdp2

What is the relationship between investment in human capital and GDP?

  • Normally … the more a country invests in human capital, the greater the GDP.


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