19 Poverty and Development

19 Poverty and Development - Poverty and Development The...

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Poverty and Development
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The Poor are Poor Because They are Poor Least Developed Countries Display Two Characteristics Tend to Have Large Families Exploit the Environment in Unsustainable Ways Large Populations and Over-Exploitation of Resource Base Worsens Poverty People Respond to Worsening Poverty By Having More Children and Putting More Pressure on Resources Vicious Cycle From Which Escape Is Difficult
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The Vicious Cycle As a Problem Specific to Developing Countries. As a Problem for the World As a Whole.
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Population by Region (millions) 1960 2000 Growth Rate Years to Double All Developing 2,070 4,880 1.8 40 Least Developed 240 670 2.7 26.6 Sub-Saharan Africa 210 640 2.9 24.8 Industrialized 930 1,240 0.4 180 World 3,000 6,000 1.5 48.0 Source: United Nations, Human Development Report.
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Fertility Rates Fertility Rates World 3.1 All Developing World 3.5 Least Developed Countries 5.8 Sub-Saharan Africa 6.3 Developed World 1.8 United Nations, Human Development Report, 1995
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Fertility Rates Source: United Nations
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FYI: Fertility Rates vs. Population Growth
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