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Chapter 9 -soc - Chapter 9 Global Stratification...

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Chapter 9 – Global Stratification Classification of Countries High income o Highest overall standard of living o industrialized Middle income o Economic development typical of the world as a whole o More people in rural areas than high income countries o People in rural areas – poor not a lot of access to technology Low income o Lowest productivity, most sever and extensive poverty o Mostly agrarian societies Severity of Poverty Poverty in poor countries is much more severe than it is in rich countries Economic productivity is the lowest in the same regions where population growth is highest Relative vs. absolute poverty in the global perspectives o People in absolute poverty lack the nutrition necessary for health and long term survival Worse conditions and more people affected The Extent of poverty Poverty in poor countries is much more extensive than it is in rich countries.
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