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Development - 8:09:00 PM Chapter 9 Development Why does development vary among countries Where are more and less developed countries distributed

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11/12/2007 21:09:00 Chapter 9: Development Why does development vary among countries? Where are more and less developed countries distributed? Where does level of development vary by gender? Why do less developed countries face obstacles to development?
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11/12/2007 21:09:00 Section 1 Why Does Development Vary Among Countries? A country’s level of development can be distinguished according to three  factors: o Economic o Social o Demographic According to the  Human Development Index (HDI)  o A country’s level of development is a function of all three of these  factors Economic Indicators of Development GDP is an indicator o Measures average wealth o Bigger GDP means better Standard of living Economic Structure/ Types of Jobs o Workers in the  primary sector: Directly extract materials from Earth through agriculture,  sometimes mining or fishing o Secondary sector: Includes manufacturers that process, transform, and assemble  raw materials into useful products o Tertiary sector :
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Involves the provision of goods and services to people in  exchange for payment o MDC take part in secondary and tertiary sector o Recently, jobs in MDC’s have decreased in primary and secondary  sector, and increased in tertiary Not only greater efficiency, but globalization
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Development - 8:09:00 PM Chapter 9 Development Why does development vary among countries Where are more and less developed countries distributed

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