Affluence

Affluence - Affluence defined is the abundance of money,...

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Affluence defined is the abundance of money, property, and other material goods; riches; wealth, as stated by dictionary.com. In determining the various degrees of affluence among the four countries given in the lab (Mali, Haiti, United States, Thailand); I chose to differentiate this using degrees of measure such as GDP, calorie intake per capita, life expectancy, and things such as the number of automobiles that they own. The factor that I initially believe to be the most foretelling of the affluence of a particular country is the GDP. The GDP for the United States is 31872. As stated by cia.gov, a few current factors that have caused the growth of the GDP in the past two to three years are the substantial gains in labor productivity and the great amount of money spent on health care per year, which happens to be another representation of their grade of affluence. The life expectancy of a person from the United States is 76.8 years. Life expectancy is a good measure of the level of affluence because it shows their quantity of life. Typically, when a country has a high life expectancy, it can be assumed that they have the money, time and energy to spend on their health. They have the appropriate amount of food, healthcare and exercise. The infant mortality rate of a country can be used to asses the affluence of a country because a country with a greater affluence has the ability to spend the money, time and energy into not only making sure children are healthy but developing new techniques to assure the health of newborn babies. The infant mortality rate of the United States is 7 in 1,000 live births. For example, schools in the United States have the ability economically to provide students with the information on the side effects of smoking, drinking, and drugs on babies in the womb. Another clear indicator of the affluence of the United States is their percentage of people undernourished in their country. They have a percentage of zero people undernourished in the United States, which indicates their ability to eat well and the United States ability to feed the impoverished. The United States also has a wide variety of food that they commonly eat such as meat, potatoes, carrots, onions, green beans and peppers. This array of food also symbolizes their affluence because it shows their ability to eat a well- balanced diet with the meat necessary, their vegetables, and seasonings. The last item that shows the degree of their affluence is the number of radios (roughly 3), telephones (5),
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