Chapter 5. Development Geography. The syllabus says:. Identify and explain the changing patterns and trends of regional and global disparities of life expectancy, education and income. Global Variations in Development. Globalisation.
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Identify and explain the changing patterns and trends of regional and global disparities of life expectancy, education and income.
The spread and acceptance of economic, social and cultural ideas across the world.
The widest the inequality gap has ever been
2.7 billion people live on less than US$ 2 per day
…one can find countries with similar HDI but differing incomes (such as Greece and Singapore) and countries with similar income but different human development (such as Sri Lanka and the Ivory Coast)
The most rapidly developing economies during the 1990s were in southern and western South America, and in South, South-East and East Asia
the tiger economies
HDI - Trends
…the medium and high human development countries are improving at a faster rate than the others, thuswideningthe gap between the rich and the poor countries.
The factors affecting the rate of development may be
From this discussion, it can be seen that issues of equity among countries are complex, and depend upon a variety of issues.